A Level Fine Art is a traditional subject that encompasses many approaches underpinning other Art disciplines such as:
- Drawing, painting and printmaking
- Developing critical analysis
- Sculpture, three-dimensional construction or installation
- Photography and digital image making
- Innovative experimentation with materials
- Developing sketchbook practice
- Proposing and developing personal outcomes
A minimum of a Grade 4 in a relevant GCSE Art subject. A portfolio of work will be considered where GCSE Art has not been studied.
Fine Art requires engagement with aesthetics and concepts through the use of traditional and/or digital media, materials, techniques and processes for the purpose of self-expression, free of external constraints. Fine Art may be created to communicate ideas and messages about the observed world, the qualities of materials, perceptions, or preconceptions. You can use Fine Art to explore personal and cultural identity, society and how we live, visual language, and technology. Fine Art allows you to consider and reflect on our place in the world, both as individuals and collectively.
All of the units will be assessed via a combination of internal and external assignments.
Many students combine other academic subjects which support progression to world-class universities with A Level Fine Art. It is well-regarded by universities but also allows students to demonstrate creative and practical skills. You can progress to a range of HE courses including Fine Art, Primary Teaching, Advertising or Marketing, Fashion Design and Animation in addition to other academic areas like English, Classics or Social Sciences.
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