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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.


what is art & design?

Photography is a multi-disciplinary Arts subject with its origins in science, it is bound up in the history of technological innovations, from the invention of the Daguerreotype to the digital revolution. Each new technological breakthrough has shifted the way we see and represent the world photographically.

Photography is a democratic subject. Almost everyone is able to take a picture today and the sheer scale of photographic picture-making across the planet is overwhelming. Photography is therefore all around us. Students see numerous photographic images every day, many of which advertise products, services, lifestyles and ideologies. Being aware of the ways in which they are being manipulated, what might be called the visual literacy argument, seems even more important.


key stage 4

AQA Art & Design - Photography GCSE

Component 1 - Coursework
Component 2 - Externally Set Unit


industry links

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).