The main purpose of any course in art, craft and design is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world, respond in a personal and creative way and perhaps even contribute for the benefit of everyone.
The skills you develop will be varied. Among them, you will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology within art. You will develop the skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings using art, craft and design. You will develop your imaginative and creative powers and your experimental, analytical and documenting skills. You will also develop a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and in contemporary society.
A broad-based course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media, including photography. There are two components including Component One 60%: Personal Investigation and Component Two 40%: 15 hour externally set practical exam. 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. In the 15 hour exam students must produce a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes, informed by their preparatory work.