Art and Design GCSE
If you like painting, illustrating, taking photographs, visiting galleries, experimenting with 3D materials and textiles and want to develop or learn new and similar skills then this is the course for you.
The GCSE in Art and Design is designed to be a general course encompassing art, craft and design. Work produced for this qualification will demonstrate the use of the Art and Design formal elements and creative skills. The disciplines associated with the GCSE Art and Design are painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture,
alternative media and constructed textiles.
This course will allow you to gain an insight into lots of different aspects of Art and Design, including : painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture and alternative media. Students who have a particular interest in textiles can, to some extent, specialise in this aspect.
Art and Design: Photography GCSE
The Art Photography course teaches you technical photographic skills covering the formal elements and how to digitally and physically manipulate photographs in an artistic and creative way.
You will be required to take photographs in your own time, and the majority of lessons will be on laptops editing photographs, physically creating mixed media
pieces of art work or analysing photography.
In many careers it is necessary that you show originality and the ability to develop your own ideas, and show ‘creative flair’. Many employers also value students who understand the design process and can follow an idea to an inventive conclusion.
Art Photography will help you interpret images. More specifically, if you are considering a career in any of the following areas you might need to do an Art photography course followed by Further Education courses: Travel Photography, Photojournalism, Picture Editing, Commercial Photography or Fine Art Photography.