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art & design

Visual Arts at Elstree UTC offers students the chance to study the ever-advancing creative skills and practices of the 21st century art entertainment industries. We also celebrate the rich history of the visual arts in order to teach students the practice of reflection and analysis. Students learn to develop ideas, through the use of various tools and techniques to create unique, personalised artistic responses.

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key stage 4

KS4 AQA GCSE Art & Design

Specification Link:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Course Code: Art AQA 8201

Learn how to use a variety of two dimensional and three dimensional processes to create art that is personal, purposeful and meaningful. This is a GCSE that encourages you to be an artist and learn about other artists. You will learn skills such as: painting, printmaking, sculpture, casting, drawing and learn how to be creative.

You will: Enjoy creating artworks, have an interest in other artists, enjoy creating things, like experimenting and be willing to try new things.

Course Units and Description:
Personal investigation: I, Me, Mine 60%. Externally Set module 40%

 
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Art & design

 

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design

https://www.arts.ac.uk/partnerships/ual-awarding-body/qualifications/art-and-design/level-3-diploma-and-extended-diploma-in-art-and-design

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design (600/2827/0 and 600/2826/9)

In this subject you will learn how to develop your skills as a professional artist, craftsperson or designer. This course is worth more than two a levels and is designed for those who are specifically interested in a creative career. You will learn how to create an artistic practice that is meaningful to you and you will prepare you for a life in the creative industries.

Unit 1: Drawing Skills Unit 2: Research skills Unit 3: Essay writing Unit 4: Experimentation Unit 5: 2D Artwork Unit 6: 3D Artwork
Unit 7: Time-based artwork Unit 8: Independent Project
Unit 9: Exhibiting your work

Students will see art exhibitions, be able to work with artists and have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a public Gallery. Students will be provided their own studio space which they can access during school hours. Students will see art exhibitions, be able to work with artists and have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a public gallery. Students will be provided with their own studio space which they can access during school hours.

This course will prepare you for study on a foundation or undergraduate degree at university. Careers include working in film/media, graphic design and advertising. You may want to become an artist/teacher or work in a gallery.

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Art & design

AS and A-level Art and Design

Course link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design

AQA Art and Design 7201

Learn how to use a variety of two dimensional and three dimensional processes to create art that is personal, purposeful and meaningful. This is an A Level that encourages you to be an artist and learn about other artists. You will learn skills such as: painting, printmaking, sculpture, casting, drawing and learn how to be creative.

You will: Enjoy creating artworks, have an interest in other artists, enjoy creating things, like experimenting and be willing to try new things. "

Core skills ongoing. Independent investigation 60%. Externally set module 40%

Students will see art exhibitions, be able to work with artists and have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a public Gallery. Students will be provided their own studio space which they can access during school hours. This course will prepare you for study on a foundation or undergraduate degree at university. Careers include working in film/media graphic design and advertising. You might want to become an artist/teacher or work in a gallery.

 
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industry links

 

This course will prepare you for study on a foundation or undergraduate degree at university. Careers include working in film/media graphic design and advertising. You might want to become an artist/teacher or work in a gallery.

Through connections in our Projects & Partnerships team, we are currently exploring opportunities with LifeCast (Industry-veterans in prosthetic, model and body cast making).

In the past we have welcomed a wide range of industry speakers and workshop leaders in including Jordu Schell (Avatar, Hellboy, Alien: Resurrection, Cloverfield) (pictured). 

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