Course description

When studying Art & Design you will develop skills in different areas, from designing, painting, drawing and sculpting, to presenting, writing and analysing. Art & Design will give you the opportunity to work creatively, to problem solve and to express your feelings, allowing you personalisation and choice.It will help you develop a range of skills such as working to a design brief as well as planning and delivering extended project and working to deadlines.You will also study the work of famous artists and designers to inspire your own working practice.

Course progression

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  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Self-Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Reliability
  • Analysing
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Presenting

Careers through Art

Art is a diverse subject and can lead to a wide range of jobs such as:

  • Architect
  • Animator
  • Photographer
  • Illustrator
  • Fine Artist
  • Teacher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Community Arts Officer
  • Art Technician
  • Art Therapist
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Gallery Curator
  • Art Critic

Pupil Profile: Rihannon

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Throughout my Senior Phase I have chosen a range of subjects including Art & Design.

This has inspired me as I plan to study Fashion, Textiles and Performance Costume at University. From there I would like to work in the theatre or film industry as a costume designer or maker.

By studying Art & Design I have developed my creativity skills as well as my organisational and time management skills, by working under pressure to complete my work by the deadlines.