Mission Statement Art & Design
Creative studies of Art & Design offers all children, irrespective of ability, the chance to make personal statements and enjoy and participate in design activities. No one child needs to feel that they are lacking in talent as many different types of fields are covered and so different skills are developed to excel in.
Through a programme of structured activities, the pupils will be given grounding in the vocabulary of art, covering line, shape, colour, tone, texture, pattern and composition, both in 2D and 3D.
Pupils will be encouraged to explore and discover methods, techniques and ways of solving problems with a variety of media. The Art Department will offer discussions and written tasks on the work of historical artists and craftsmen.
All pupils will benefit from a three-year foundation course at KS3, which should develop in them confidence and foster interests and enthusiasms to go on to KS4, in which they will work in a much more individual way, encouraging a more personal and mature approach.
Many pupils may wish to go on to vocational arts courses post 16 but all pupils will benefit from having studied the KS3 curriculum which could well lead to hobbies and personal achievement later in adult life.
Key Stage 3, Aims and Learning Outcomes
With this philosophic concept in mind, the aims of the course could be stated as:
- To be able to record from direct observation.
- To select and control materials in a systematic and disciplined way.
- To have experience with a wide range of materials in both 2D and 3D studies.
- To use, compose and work with elements of line, tone, colour, form, pattern, texture and composition.
- To show a personal or intuitive response through the development of ideas or themes and to be able to sustain their chosen area of study from conception to realisation.
- To gain confidence in handling various media in an experimental way in order to encourage a self-disciplined approach to work.
- To become aware of contemporary and historical arts and craftspersons.
- To understand how other subjects enhance Art & Design through the use of Literacy, Mathematics and IT.
- To encourage discussion of their own work and that of their contemporaries developing British values.
- To find, through art activities, enrichment and satisfaction, which will bring pride of achievement.
- To equip the student for any further vocational courses he or she may want to follow.
Key Stage 4 Aims and Learning Outcomes
The GCSE course is based on the AQA specification and encourages candidates to:
- Actively engage in the process of art and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
- Develop creative skills, through learning to use imaginative and intuitive powers when exploring and creating images and artefacts that are original and of value. Becoming confident in taking risks and learning from their mistakes when exploring and experimenting with ideas, materials, tools and techniques
- Develop competence, with increasing independence, refining and developing ideas and proposals, personal outcomes or solutions. Learning to actively engage with the experience of working with a broad range of media, materials and techniques, including, when appropriate, traditional and new media and technologies
- Develop cultural knowledge, understanding and application of art, craft, design and media and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures. Also, an understanding of the different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art, craft and design practice
- Develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, interpretive practical, technical and expressive skills to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
- Develop personal attributes including self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment.
Art & Design GCSE course further provide opportunities for candidates to gain:
- A personal interest in why art and design matters and be inspired, moved and changed by studying a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study
- Experience of the work practices of individuals, organisations and creative and cultural industries
- Understanding of art, craft and design processes, associated equipment and safe working practices.
DISPLAY & EXHIBITION CURATOR/DESIGNER
ART RESTORATION TEAM
ADVERTISING (VISUAL COMMUNICATION)
ART DEALER ART CONSULTANT CARTOONIST DESKTOP PUBLISHING ENGRAVING E BOOK COVER ARTIST FASHION DESIGNER FREELANCE ARTIST FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY FINE ARTISTS FASHION ILLUSTRATION GRAPHIC ARTIST GRAPHIC DESIGNER INTERIOR DESIGN ILLUSTRATORS
MUSEUM DIRECTOR MONOGRAMM ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER PAINTING RESTORERS
SPECIAL EFFECTS CREATIVE WORK SHOP TEAM
THREE DIMENTIONAL MODELING TEAM
MAPPING AND TEXTURE APPLICATION EXPERTS
TWO DIMENTIONAL STORYBOARD ILLUSTRATIONS
LANSCAPE AND SCENERY ARTISTS
MAKE UP SPECIALISTS
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE UP ARTISTS
PROP MANAGEMENT TEAM
GRAPHICS STUDIO ASSISTANT
DESCK TOP PUBLISHING
ILLUSTRATOR MEDICAL PHTOGRAPHER
SKETCH ARTISTS SET DESIGN VIDEO GAME DESIGN WEB DESIGN