Art and Design

WHAT IS ART AND DESIGN?

Studying Art equips you with a whole set of skills to both think creatively and explore your imagination through both a visual and analytical process.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

Studying Art at RSFC gives you the opportunity to work alongside students working across a wide variety of disciplines, helping to broaden your knowledge of what Art can be. You will showcase your work in an end of year exhibition in the magnificent surroundings of Rochdale Town Hall, allowing you to think about your artwork in a context other than just the classroom.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM ART AND DESIGN?

You will develop your skills in working with different materials, media and techniques through small and large-scale projects designed to build on your existing skills from your GCSE and school studies, along with experimenting with new techniques and processes designed to help you plan for an overall final piece.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

Assessment is through a combination of coursework assignments and controlled assessments.

WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

If you enjoy developing your ideas, working practically and are not afraid to explore and be experimental with a variety of different materials then A-level Art and Design may be the course for you!

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN ART AND DESIGN?

Studying Art allows you to work in the creative industries with employment opportunities ranging from Fashion, Gallery/Museum management, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Film and Television Design, Jewellery Design, Theatre and Set Design.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

As part of the course, you will initially explore a range of small projects in order to introduce you to a range of experimental media and concepts. These include traditional materials such as drawing, sculpture, painting, print, both digital and darkroom photography and graphics. You will then work on independent projects building up a portfolio of work in two different units. You will also take part in drawing workshops, giving you the opportunity to work on a life drawing study programme to enhance your observational drawing skills.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN THIS SUBJECT

Students have had the opportunity to visit the Liverpool Biennale; an Arts festival exploring an extensive range of artworks, projects and events. Art students have also visited galleries such as Tate Liverpool and taken advantage of local opportunities at Touchstones to both see and exhibit work. Students have also visited Warner Brothers studio tour for those students looking to go into set design or animatronics to provide a better understanding of working practices and understand the range of potential fields for progression into.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSE grades at A* - C, or 4 – 9, across four separate subjects, to include GCSE Mathematics and/or English/English Language.
  • In addition you must achieve a grade C or above in GCSE Art. An ability to draw to a good standard is essential for the course.