Do you have artistic flair? This course will develop your practical art and design skills. Under the support and guidance of a team of specialist Art & Design lecturing staff, you will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
- Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language or Maths.
- At least one GCSE needs to be at grade 4 or above.
- You will be required to present a portfolio of artwork to a member of our team as part of the interview process.
What will I study?
Working in our modern studios, you will embrace a wide range of creative skills including:
- Graphic Design & Digital Processes
- Fine Art
You will work primarily in the studio, spending some of your time working in a computer suite to develop your understanding of digital imaging. You will also complete a range of practical projects, which will be assessed regularly by your teachers. Towards the end of the course there will be two controlled tests (exams), which are largely practical but will require you to annotate and evaluate your work.
The course is made up of eight core units over the year:
Introduction to Materials & Techniques in Art & Design
Developing Drawing Skills
Contextual References in Art & Design
Communicating in Art & Design
Solving Creative Problems in 2D
Solving Creative Problems in 3D
Solving Creative Problems in Time-based Mediums
Planning and producing a personal project in Art & Design
- Additional Modules
Visual Arts Briefs
Graphic Design Briefs
Digital Design Work
Live Briefs with 'Real' Clients & External Placements
- Four A3 sketchbooks, around £24 in total
- Four A4 sketchbooks, around £16 in total
- Approximately £30 for materials
- Trips will cost approximately £20
Why study Art & Design at USP College?
You will undertake a number of visits throughout the course to art galleries, museums and other places of interest. The central aims of the course are to develop your creative ability; drawing and designing skills and improve levels of communication and presentational skills.
What could I do next?
This course is the ideal route into a wide range of Art & Design or Media Level 3 BTEC courses.