The course provides opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers students a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields.
Students might engage with early light based images and rudimentary technology, such as a pinhole camera, as well as the most contemporary, which may include the use of digital cameras, video camcorders, photocopiers, scanners and mobile phones. They may also work exclusively with film based or digital technology or with both. Outcomes can be screen or print based, comprise still or moving images and might be discrete to the subject area or combined with other art forms.
Component 1: Personal Investigation – 60% of qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment – 40% of qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated
Course Entry Qualifications:
GCSE Level 5 or above in Art and Design, Fine Art or Textile Design