COURSE OVERVIEW

This course offers you the opportunity to explore the very real influence of art and design and the growth of society have had on each other throughout history. You will examine meanings conveyed through art and design from the Italian Renaissance to the contemporary works of today and how these have influenced and been influenced by changing social, political, cultural and economic factors.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Your studies are further enhanced by museum and gallery visits as well as talks given by visiting lecturers and practitioners from industry. This will enable you to develop your skills in observing and interpreting artworks through a theoretical approach to study. On successful completion of an A-Level programme of study, which includes this course, you will have the skills and qualifications need to progress onto a wide range of courses at foundation or degree level, or go directly into industry employment. The qualification you will be awarded is GCE A-Level Art & Design: Critical and Contextual Studies.

'A fascinating insight into the history of art through a range of delivery approaches including educational visits and guest speakers combined with personal interpretations and explorations.'

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION - 2 YEARS

A minimum of five GCSEs at A*-B/9-5 including Maths and English at minimum C/4 grade plus a portfolio of artwork and evidence of written work

Final grades will give the following maximum UCAS points score of:

Student Profile

Holly Speakman

Aged 18 - Stokesley School
What do you enjoy most about your course? I love our tutor, she’s a mine of knowledge about the subject and she’s incredibly helpful and an amazing teacher. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? I love that The Northern School of Art is a really nurturing and lovely environment to be in. I love that it’s a college dedicated to art so every student is creative there and to help each other out. What are your next steps? I plan to do a year of Foundation here and then head to the Higher Education campus at Hartlepool to study BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage & Screen. What's surprised you about your time here? I didn’t know we’d have the opportunity to make practical art as well as the theory and research, and I really enjoy combining research and studies into our own art and showing the influences and history of what I’m inspired by today.

A fascinating insight into the history of art

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