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Art AS

  • Course Level: AS Level
  • Duration: 2 Year
  • Qualification: AS
  • Awarded By: WJEC GCE

Introduction to course

This course will help you develop your art and design skills as you explore techniques of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, new media and sculpture. As well as exciting practical studio work, you’ll develop a theoretical and historical understanding of art and design practice, demonstrating through your work how artists' concepts and techniques have influenced your own ideas. You will also be required to learn and apply the formal elements and principles of art and design within your work.

With purpose-built studios and specialist facilities for textiles, sculpture, print-making, photography and painting, our Art & Design Department offers the ideal environment in which to unleash your creative skills. There are great facilities, both traditional and high-tech, and dedicated, experienced teachers from a range of specialist and professional backgrounds. Visiting artists and ex-students come in to talk about their experiences. We work with galleries, universities, local organisations and museums to ensure you gain maximum exposure to professional practice and have the chance to exhibit your work publicly as well as visit galleries and perhaps take part in exciting overseas trips.

Course Details

This course will help you develop your Art skills of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography and New Media and Sculpture. You will be required to develop your theoretical and historical understanding of Art and Design practice and demonstrate, through your written work and practical work, how artists' concepts and techniques have influenced and/or informed your own ideas. You also be required to learn and apply the formal elements and principles of Art and Design within your own work.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C preferably including Art, and a satisfactory portfolio, to start our AS Art, Craft and Design.

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Where the course lead

This course is a good basis for Higher Education leading to a wide variety of careers in the Art and Design sector. These could include advertising, media, film and television, graphics, publishing, architecture, museum or exhibition work, theatre design, interior design, art galleries, jewellery, fashion, photography, textiles or teaching Art and Design.

This course combines well with

Photography, English, Psychology, Media Studies, Philosophy, Sociology.

Course Assessment

The A Level programme is assessed internally mid-way and on completion of units of work. The overall AS and A2 year is internally marked and moderated and externally verified by the exam board WJEC.

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