You will study a range of fine arts

A Level Fine Art

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Typology A Level
Start Wakefield
Duration 2 Years
Start September
  • A Level
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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This programme is for committed students with previous experience of Art and Design evidenced by success at GCSE Level and by presentation of a portfolio of relevant art work. You will study a range of Fine Art subjects, including (but not limited to): Painting, Drawing, Photography and Print. Students then choose to work in their specialist area.

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Where and when

Starts Location
West Yorkshire, England
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Starts September
West Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

Work as a self-employed fine artist, photographer or crafts-person, or as a designer in a variety of specialist areas of study including Architecture, Graphic Design, Product Design, Stage design, Interior Design, and Jewellery Design.

· Who is it intended for?

This course intended for school leavers.

· Requirements

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language, Maths and an art or design related subject AND You will also need to provide evidence of relevant portfolio work.

· Qualification

A level.

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate Course Information leaflet and application form will be sent out to you shortly.


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Faculty Art, Design and Media
Faculty Art, Design and Media

Course programme

What you will Study You will be introduced to a variety of experiences involving a range of media, processes and techniques. Workshop style sessions will give practical knowledge and experience through tutor demonstrations and production of samples. You will explore images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of fine art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times. Visits to local galleries will also be encouraged. You will explore drawing using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. You will work in one or more areas of Art, such as painting, drawing and mixed media, including collage and assemblage. The course is split into two main components: 1: Personal Investigation This entails students developing skills in all areas as well as appreciating and learning about historical and contemporary artists. Work will be underpinned with research and written analysis as well as a visual work which shows the learning process. Students will then be given the opportunity to develop their own personal style with individual projects. Sharing good practice within the class learners will push their abilities to the limit and produce a body of work that shows a journey of development resulting in a skilful and creative final outcome. Each learner will also produce a 3000 word essay, which is split into two parts, based on the work and artists they have researched. 2: Externally Set Exam This is an externally set exam project in which the student will choose a title and use the skills, creativity and knowledge developed throughout component to create an innovative piece of work showing creativity and the ability to understand and use photographic equipment and language. This is a course work based project, yet there is a period of 15 hours silent working in exam conditions to show the knowledge gained and to be able to produce a final outcome.

How you will Learn The course is based on practical working methods including the use of sketchbooks, worksheets and journals. Sessions are project based and art work is produced initially in an experimental way, showing research into a related topic, development work through drawings and designs, samples in relevant area, then a final outcome. You will use a selection media to explore tone, form, colour and texture.

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Please contact our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 to discuss further details.

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