Investigate and develop a broad range of skills and techniques to work with a variety of materials with confidence and creativity. You’ll explore pencil, ink, paint (acrylic, water colour and oil) along with print making. You’ll also develop a range of drawing and painting techniques, such as creating composition, perspective, colour theory, anatomy and working from life, and discover an appreciation of different ways of working. Assessment is mainly coursework based with a practical examination under controlled conditions.
Work placement opportunities:
British Ironwork Centre, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust
Progressing to: Degree in fine art, or jobs in graphic design, media advertising, interior design, photography
Aspirational careers: Jewellery designer, TV or film animator, concept artist, museum or gallery curator
5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths. Must show an ability in art either through GCSE Art (grade 4 or above) or Level 2 BTEC Art & Design at merit grade or a portfolio of artwork to be presented for assessment