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TOP COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Stunning creative environment
Wide range of resources
Small class sizes
This course aims to expand your knowledge and skills in Fine Art. The subject’s main aim is to communicate ideas in an exciting visual form while exploring drawing, painting, mixed media and printmaking. All in a stunning setting in the dedicated Art and Design building at Penwith.
Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff
The art and design team are friendly, supportive, ambitious and hardworking. Achievement relies on your attendance, punctuality and commitment to learning, both independently and within lectures.
The course is structured to encourage personal confidence and develop a broader range of preferences and interests. As the course develops you will be given the opportunity to explore a range of personal ideas communicating them through the imagery and artefacts you create.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Year 1: Begins with observation, with workshops on a range of two-dimensional approaches including tone, mark making, ink & mixed media, colour theory, painting and printmaking. You will investigate artists ideas through their imagery and techniques, developing an ability to analyse your own and others work.
Year 2: You build upon your first year of learning through a personally negotiated coursework project and an exam project. Experimental workshops at the start of the year encourage you to take risks and work in new ways. There is a written element in the second year, strengthening your analytical skills through discussion and written work, preparing you well for Higher Education.
WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?
Fine Art is highly valued by many universities as a ‘Classical’ subject, allowing progression onto any specialism within Art and Design. Students can also progress to foundation year degree courses to further develop their creative skills and training. Progression can include a broad range of art and design fields, with varied careers.
Career opportunities include art therapist, architect, interior designer, teacher, art gallery curator, fine artist, textile designer, graphic designer and illustrator.
Component 1: Personal Investigation
60% of A Level
The Personal Investigation consists of a major in-depth, practical, critical, and theoretical investigative project/theme-based portfolio. Learners will be required to carry out an extended critical and contextual analysis (1000-word minimum requirement).
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
40% of A Level
Learners will be required to independently develop a personal response to one of a varied range of stimuli. Learners will develop their response during a preparatory study period culminating in a 15-hour sustained focus study.
In addition to general A Level entry requirements a keen interest in drawing to develop your creativity, as a design stimulus and as a means of gathering creative ideas and making them visible is absolutely essential.
INFORMATION & SUPPORT
Independent practice will be supported through PowerPoints, worksheets and other guides available through our Moodle course. We also provide further support through focused boards on Pinterest. College trips to visit museums and galleries will be offered and we encourage our students to visit galleries both locally and nationally to support their work.
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