Art - Fine (A-Level and AS)

Why study art?
Studying art is challenging and satisfying. It helps you to develop the ability to convey ideas and feelings expressively, to appreciate the visual world and respond to it in a personal and creative way. It encourages investigation and experimentation, and knowledge of materials, technology and artists.

What will I learn about?
When undertaking work in fine art, students will be required to engage with:
•  a range of materials and tools for making fine art, including, where appropriate, digital media
•  ways in which ideas and feelings can be communicated effectively through the organisation of materials and the formal elements
•  concepts such as figuration, representation and abstraction
•  various forms or presentation in fine art and the ways that audiences may respond to or interact with them
•  the appropriate application of their chosen media and the ability to realise ideas through the techniques employed
•  sustainable materials and production processes in the construction of work
•  the potential of collaborative working methodologies in the creative process
•  historical and contemporary themes and sources within the context of the chosen disciplines

How will I be assessed?
• Studio work • Exhibition • Presentations • Written assessment

Future pathways and careers
• Artist or illustrator • Design • Teaching or lecturing • Museum or gallery curator • Art therapist

Entry requirements
GCSE grade C in art. If a student has not studied art at GCSE, they will need to provide a portfolio of work for art teachers to assess their suitability for the course.

Examination board: AQA
Specification: 7242/7202