The course will help students develop imagination, creativity, observation and understanding of the visual world, as well as organisational, analytical and motivational skills. Through a variety of different projects and artistic media students can explore their own work and style.
The course is taught through a series of workshops as well as gallery visits and trips including the major London galleries and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Observational Drawing is a fundamental part of all work. At AS, students are encouraged to work in a range of mixed media. At A2, more specialist areas such as Textiles, 3D Craft, Graphics etc. can be developed. The written content of the course includes annotated sketchbooks and critical analysis of artists’ work.
A one year Art Foundation course (pre-degree) is always recommended for students progressing to an Art or Design based degree course (further information available on page 112). Architecture degree courses expect a portfolio and an AS in Art and Design as a minimum.