of the course is workshop based,
teaching a range of Fine Art Skills
including drawing, painting, a range
of printmaking, photography (digital
and dark room) and sculpture. After
this introductory workshop period,
students are encouraged to develop
their own specialism, explore their
own concepts and ideas free of
external constraints whilst continuing
to develop and explore their artistic
Students are encouraged
to base their work around their own
individual identity, incorporating
cultural influences or personal
experiences and interests.
Although most of the assessed work is
practical, and sketchbook based, there is
a separately assessed written essay. This
encourages students to explore the work
of other artists who inspire them and look
at their work in a wider context.
First Year: Day visit to Yorkshire
Sculpture Park (October) and local Life
Drawing workshops (May/June).
Second Year: Day trip to Manchester
Grade 4 GCSE Art or related qualification. (Grade 6 if taken in combination with another Art based course.)
If you're not studied Art you will need to submit a portfolio. Please contact the department or see the website for details.
This course could lead onto higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer,
Artist, Illustrator or fashion designer.
If you want to pursue a career in Architecture you will need also Maths and Physics along with an Art based A level.
Most of our students progress onto a broad range of Art Degrees at University. These range from Fine Art to Architecture, including Textiles, Interior and Fashion Design, Illustration, 3D Design, Graphic Design, Film and Animation.