Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September
What is this course about?
The course offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of Art and Design subjects. It is ideal for those aiming to progress to higher education and careers in the art and design industries but have not settled on a specialism. The course enables the most able students to progress to HE without the need for the additional Foundation year.
You will be taught by a range of experienced staff, many of who are practicing artists. Field trips and visits to exhibitions are organised throughout the course to help inspire you and develop a thorough knowledge of art and design enabling you to choose a specialist pathway for the second year of the course. The course units are delivered through assignment briefs and the completion of practical project work. Your work is assessed by your tutors and the grades awarded are externally verified by the exam board.
Why choose this course?
Cronton is an exciting challenging and dynamic environment in which to study, where students have access to high quality specialist resources, equipment and technical support. Resulting in 100% achievement rates in the Vocational Arts area this year.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 including a grade 4 in English Language, a grade 4 in Maths and a grade 4 in an Art and Design related subject. You will also need to submit a portfolio of your work.
What will this course lead on to?
On completion of this qualification you may progress to Higher Education to study for HND Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Degree in a wide range of art and design related subjects, including Fine Art, Sculpture, Graphics, Photography, Product Design, Car Design, Design Crafts, Interior and Spatial Design and Special Effects. Alternatively you may choose to seek employment within your chosen field of study. You will be advised and assisted in your choice of progression by your course tutors.
What will I learn on this course?
You will explore subjects including: Fine Art Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Graphics, Ceramics, Glass, Product Design, Sculpture, Fashion and Textiles, Photography Special Effects Mask Making and Art History. You will also learn computer aided design techniques to help you express your design ideas. You will learn about the design process and how to apply it to the above disciplines.
Learners are given the opportunity to get involved with other subjects to enrich the college experience. Sessions are typically offered in photography, dance, art, image manipulation, music production, gym sessions, book club, film club, and fashion design. A range of Enrichment activities are offered such as Dance, Gym, Drama, Art, Fashion etc.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is continuous. You will be marked on both practical and written project work which will provide the evidence on which your grades will be based. There is no formal exam at the end of the course. Your work will be marked by professionals using a range of assessment methods. Most of the work is project based therefore you will be working to a wide range of assignment briefs. You will be encouraged to work independently using your own initiative and finding your own solutions.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
You will be expected to provide some of your own art materials and some equipment. Visits to Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions may involve a charge.
What do Cronton Sixth Form students say about the course…
“What I love about my course is that I have learnt so many techniques and skills which have helped me to develop as an artist. I didn’t realise the jobs you could get from doing an art course such as working with the NHS and within national galleries. I feel confident and excited about the future”
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- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
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- Assessments Yes