The course of study covers an awareness and critical understanding of, rather than practical execution of the following:
- Graphics Design
- Interior Design
- Product Design
- Fashion/Textiles Design
The course recognises the value of prior learning at GCSE Art & Design although no prior knowledge or level of attainment in the subject area is required.
There is no coursework element.
The exam consists of three one hour papers -
Compulsory trip(s) to galleries and exhibitions and artists workshops.
- A/S 1 Part A - Critical analysis on a piece of visual stimulus
Part B - Critical review of directly experienced artworks.
- A/S 2 Two essays from a choice of eight possible questions
- A/S 3 Two essays from a choice of eight possible questions
Who does this course appeal to :
Aims of the course:
- Those who will undertake futher study in the history of art and design
- Those who will study subjects or take up careers for which a history of art and design education is relevant.
- Those who, whilst having interest and aptitude in the subject, will benefit from the course yet are not intending to study the subject further.
- Those who go directly into employment.
- To develop intellectual, imaginative and creative powers.
- To develop investigative, analytical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the role and achievements of artists, architects, craftspeople and designers in their past and in contemporary society.
- Develop an understanding of the relationships between art, architecture, craft and design and society at large.
- Encourage first-hand experience and enjoyment of artworks.