The A Level art course encourages candidates to develop intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers, along with an understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate. It promotes analytical, experimental, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement. A knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary society and in other times and cultures is also developed.
Students will be encouraged to work in the Fine Art area in a wide range of two and three dimensional media including painting and drawing, mixed media, collage, sculpture and printmaking. The small groups at Longridge Towers enable students to construct individually tailored coursework units in collaboration with their tutor. In this way the coursework projects reflect the interests, abilities and career aspirations of individual students.
Students learn about artists from the past and present as their practical work progresses. Advice and guidance will be given on the preparation of sketchbooks and portfolios for Art School entry.
Although many students will go on to study subjects unrelated to Art at university, the department has a long history of success in placing students in top Schools of Art and Architecture. The A-Level Art course is an excellent preparation for Art and Design Foundation Studies as well as degree courses in Fine Art, Architecture, Graphic Design, Automotive Design, Product Design, Theatre Design and many other art related degrees. For others, Art is a subject increasingly valued by admissions tutors. They recognise that the skill, discipline and imagination required are of value in many fields of study.
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