Art and Design: Fine Art

Is Fine Art the subject for you?

Yes, if you wish to study art, craft and design at a higher level usually at Art College or are looking to take up careers for which an art background is relevant. For example careers in advertising, publishing, architecture, design, fashion design, textiles, museums, theatre or education. Fine Art is also suitable for students who have an interest and an aptitude for the subject but do not intend to study it further. The skills developed within this subject are highly transferable and will tell future Universities and employers that you are a creative thinker and a versatile worker.

Course content

The main purpose of any course in art, craft and design is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to respond in a personal and creative way. The skills you will develop will be varied. Among them, you will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology in one or more of your ideas and feelings using art, craft and design.

Methods of study

  • Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers.
  • Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgment.
  • Independence of mind in relation to developing your own ideas, refining your ideas, intentions and personal outcomes.
  • Experience of working with a broad range of media, including traditional and new technologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding and application of art, craft and design and media and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures.

How will it be examined?

AS qualification will not count towards the final grade of an A Level and will be a separate qualification in its own right (Linear).

Career opportunities

Designers work on products ranging from clothes to cars, kitchen appliances, magazines and mobile phones, making sure that they are visually attractive, functional and, where possible, environmentally friendly.
Artists produce paintings, sculpture and other pieces that decorate homes and public spaces.
Craftspeople, such as engravers, picture framers and model makers, produce products using

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