Fine Art

A level
Head of Art - Miss Johnson

Is this course for me?

Fine Art is the making and study of visual art such as painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The course covers and extends upon a variety of processes and skills which can be developed on a specialist art and design degree course. Analytical and observational skills can be utilised in a wide range of working environments. Fine Art is the making and study of visual art such as painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The course covers and extends upon a variety of processes and skills which can be developed on a specialist art and design degree course. Analytical and observational skills can be utilised in a wide range of working environments.

Areas of study

Following a series of introductory practical workshops to include, printmaking, experimental drawing and painting and experimental image making using Photoshop, You will work on personalised themes dependent on your area of interest; themes are as diverse as food, natural forms, portraiture and identity and architecture, for example.  You will develop and  complete an extended coursework project; your personal investigation, and follow a creative journey and in depth study into artists, designers and photographers and generate work in response relating to their chosen theme.Following a series of introductory practical workshops to include, printmaking, experimental drawing and painting and experimental image making using Photoshop, You will work on personalised themes dependent on your area of interest; themes are as diverse as food, natural forms, portraiture and identity and architecture, for example.  You will develop and  complete an extended coursework project; your personal investigation, and follow a creative journey and in depth study into artists, designers and photographers and generate work in response relating to their chosen theme.

The first year

Component 1: An exploratory unit leading into a personal investigation
You will have the opportunity to extend your artistic ability and gain confidence in the use of different media and digital editing techniques. Initial work covers formal elements, gathering appropriate research, observational and experimental drawing as well as displaying evidence of a high level of critical understanding often involving visits to galleries. Themes are established and  you will produce a portfolio of experimental work and develop techniques relating to your own theme and in response to contextual references and additional research.

The second year

Component 1 : Focus on personal investigation
You will develop your own emerging art practice in a more personal way, supplemented by research and gallery visits and  a personal response to work by other artists, craftspeople, designers and  photographers. This is an opportunity to refine experiments, build your portfolio and work towards reaching a conclusive outcome. 

Component 2: An externally set themed body of work
The Examination board will set a range of project starting points and you will select one of these themes to develop. You will spend time researching your chosen theme through a series of observational drawings, photographs, visits to art exhibitions and during the creation of experimental practical pieces. You will  select an appropriate starting point and embark upon a project in response.  You will have 15 hours over 3 days to complete your final outcome.  Assessment weighting 60% Component 1 (coursework)40% Component 2 (externally set task)

Future Opportunities

Progression to university on to an art or design related degree course, or a Foundation Diploma or Level 0 Course in Art and Design; this would lead to a degree. Progression to university on to an art or design related degree course, or a Foundation Diploma or Level 0 Course in Art and Design; this would lead to a degree. A degree in Fine Art or Design related degree can lead to the following careers; Advertising,  Architect, Architectural technician, Spatial designer, Interior designer, Animator, Art Director, Artist, Art/ Photography,/ Design teacher/ Tutor,  Fashion  designer, Fashion or Product Buyer, Photography studio, film and media production, Theatre Costume or Set Designer, Graphic designer,  furniture maker or restorer, illustrator, Fashion stylist, make-up artist, photographer, screen printer, sign maker, textile designer  opportunity to set up, run own business -  the possibilities are wide ranging. 

St Mary's Catholic Academy

St. Walburga's Road
Blackpool, FY3 7EQ

01253 396286

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Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust

St. Walburga's Road
Blackpool, FY3 7EQ

01253 396286

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