Why study Fine Art?
If you find art fascinating and have a passion to study it, then studying A level Fine Art is for you. While completing your Fine Art A level with us you will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of art media, processes and techniques. You will develop skills using both traditional Art methods as well as new media. You will investigate and study drawing for different purposes using a variety of methods and scales. Additionally, Students who perform well in this subject and the rest of their studies could progress to an undergraduate degree in an Art subject which can lead to an exciting career in the Arts.
Which syllabus do we follow?
The Creative & Media Studio School follows the AQA specification for A level Fine Art.
What is the course about?
This is a fast paced, exciting and creative course where you would initially be introduced to all the skills and techniques required in Fine Art to enable you to begin your own personal investigation. This is a fantastic opportunity to fully immerse yourself within a subject you enjoy and wish to fully explore. This leads into an externally set assignment and then the opportunity to showcase your work as an Artist in our end of year exhibition.
Stage 1 – personal investigation
This is a practical investigation supported by written material. Students are required to conduct a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. The focus of the investigation must be identified independently by the student and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes. The investigation should be a coherent, in-depth study that demonstrates the student’s ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning from an initial starting point to a final realisation. The investigation must show clear development from initial intentions to the final outcome or outcomes. It must include evidence of the student’s ability to research and develop ideas and relate their work in meaningful ways to relevant critical/contextual materials. The investigation must be informed by an aspect of contemporary or past practice of artists, photographers, designers or craftspeople.
Stage 2 - Externally set assignment
Separate question papers will be provided for each title. Each question paper will consist of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. Students will be provided with examination papers in February of year two.
Preparatory period – from 1 February
Supervised time – 15 hours
Component 1: Personal investigation
No time limit
60% of A-level
Component 2: Externally set assignment
Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time
40% of A-level
Specific Entry Requirements
Students applying for A Level Fine Art should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to preparea portfolio of creative work showcasing your talent and individuality. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
Would You Like To Find Out More?
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.