Visual Arts (Higher & Standard)
This is a practical course, which gives you the opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills and approaches to help you realise your strengths. You will be encouraged to adopt an imaginative and original approach, developing new working processes which explore the creative potential of ideas, materials and techniques. Students will initiate and formalise their own project briefs that could encompass a wide range of visual and creative disciplines and starting points.
All work will be derived, initially from first hand observation and a broad range of subject matter, such as: portraiture, still life and the figure, landscape and visual phenomena. Conceptual ideas taken from observation will further enhance the students’ work. The use of Investigation Work Books (sketchbooks) is integral to the course and will underpin the studio work of other artists, art and cultures.
Students will be expected to visit galleries and museums, etc and may wish to take part in study visits within this country and abroad offered within the art & design programme area, to further expand their knowledge and experiences.
60% external assessment (Studio work) 40% internal assessment (Investigation workbooks)