Whether you have an innate talent, natural creativity or simply a desire to make things and learn how to do them better this is your subject. Edexcel GCE AS in Art and Design meets the needs of students who wish to take up a wide range of careers – practical or academic. The course will enable students to extend their own and others’ ways of seeing the world through increased fluency in visual language, materials and techniques.
Students are encouraged to explore their own and others’ ideas from a variety of starting points, subsequently developing their own art and design practice including the integration of theory, knowledge and understanding through research.
Students will build and develop their visual recording skills using the formal elements, including line, tone, colour, shape, pattern, texture, form and structure through experimentation with a wide range of media and techniques – for example, through drawing, figure drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Students will learn how to collect relevant data, analyse and evaluate art and design works critically using specialist art and design vocabulary and show an understanding of purposes, meanings and contexts, as well as, develop intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers.