Why Study Art?
If your intention is to follow a creative career.
• The course is designed to encourage creativity, imagination and independence based on personal experience, taught skills and critical understanding, transferable to other areas.
• To study as a subject that may be either a positive contrast or complement to your other chosen subjects – Photography, Film Studies, Media Studies, The Social Sciences, Maths, Music, Performing Arts, Dance
What Does The Course Involve?
This is a specific area of study around Painting and Drawing.
Students will work in areas such as: portraiture, landscape, still life, the human form, abstract and narrative.
Materials and techniques will include: learning a range of techniques in oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting, mark making in drawing materials and mixed media.
A wide range of artists and art movements will be studied, including Contemporary works.
Trips & Additional Activities
There are trips out to relevant galleries and exhibitions in London throughout the course, such as the Tate Modern the Courthauld Institute, The BP Portrait Prize and National Portrait Gallery.
There is a foreign trip in May of Year 12 and residential UK trip at the beginning of Year 13. University and Degree Show trips are also organised; including to our partner the University of Creative Arts.
Lectures by department staff and guest visitors are organised throughout the course, and portfolio sessions and workshops are run in Year 13. Creative work experience placements are facilitated.
What Are The Entry Requirements?
Minimum entry requirement to Sixth Form is Five 5s. Minimum of 4 in Art. This course cannot be taken with Contemporary Fine Art but can be taken with Photography.
Leading To A Career/ Further Courses In?
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Fine Art, Art Historian, Graphic Design, Computer Aided Design, Games Design, work in aspects of Film and TV, Photography, Illustration, Museum and Curating work, etc.