Grade 6 in Art-related GCSE course or Portfolio
Why Choose Fine Art or Graphics?
Fine Art is a highly creative and exciting subject, which enables you to develop a portfolio of work, which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in Architecture, Fine Art or any other Design related university degree. If you have an interest in Fine Art then this is the course for you, as you will engage in a wide range of artistic tasks in drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking. You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently developing your own ideas investigating a wide range of traditional and contemporary artists. You will learn a variety of new art techniques on a variety of scales in order for you to develop your own independent work, with the opportunity to visit art galleries and exhibitions throughout the course.
The graphics industry offers many exciting careers for the ambitious and hardworking. If you have an interest in Graphic Design then Graphics is the course for you as it will give you exposure to different aspects of Graphic Communication. This will enable you to develop skills in a variety of disciplines and demonstrate your understanding of these contexts. Your ideas and designs will be produced using both traditional and new technologies. If you enjoy being creative and developing your own design work, this course enables you to produce highly original ﬁnal pieces and gain further understanding of both contemporary artists and designers.
What is Involved?
The AQA A-level Art - Fine Art or Graphics is a two-year course and is similar to the GCSE course.
In Year 12, you will develop a portfolio of work through one set theme for example Body Language or Music and Fashion. This involves working in areas speciﬁc to your chosen specialism (e.g. Art includes drawing, painting, photography while Graphics uses typography, logo design and promotional branding). You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic and design skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently. You will develop your own ideas in a sketchbook and then produce creative ﬁnal artwork whilst further advancing your skills in the presentation of your own work. You will investigate historical and contemporary practices of artists with the opportunities to visit art galleries and exhibitions during the course. If you are taking just the AS course then there will be an externally set assignment.
In the second year of the course, you will gain more independence as the course progresses, which will lead to a personal investigation and an externally set assignment in any area of Fine Art or Graphics.
of A-level students achieved grades A*-B
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