Day trips: small contributions towards transport.
Sketchbooks: Students will need to buy their own sketchbooks, however we have high quality monogrammed sketchbooks available to purchase at cost price from us. We recommend buying these from the department to ensure that they are of a good enough quality. These range from £5.50 - £7.00
Starter portfolio pack including basic materials – £10.00 (subject to materials/availability).
Printer Credits – Art is a visual subject and will rely heavily on good quality print outs. Students are given a certain amount of 'printer credits', however, they may need to top this up.
The Art Department provides a lot in terms of consumables such as paint, printing ink, glue, fabrics etc. However, you will need to purchase your own paint brushes, pencils, pens, canvases and paper. We buy these in bulk and sell them on at cost in order to keep prices as low as possible. To help with the cost we offer a levy system where students can pay an amount to the art department and have the cost of materials deducted as they go.
The course consists of two components:
Component One (60%) is coursework and will start in September and continue for approximately 4 terms.
Component One allows you to develop your technical and analytical skills through the use of workshops and the development of a journal exploring a set theme. This component also includes a separate written study based on contextual research. This will be completed alongside your practical work.
Component two (40%) is the exam unit which sets a theme to be explored with a timed test at the end in which you produce your final outcome under exam conditions.
Grade 4 GCSE Art or related qualification (Grade
6 if taken in combination with another Art based course).
If you have not studied GCSE Art or related qualification, you can still apply:
Please use the following template if you are planning to submit a portfolio:
Portfolio Submission TEMPLATE.pptx
Useful Supporting Courses
Other Art endorsements, such as Photography and Graphic Communication, Media, Film, Music and Performing Arts. Most subjects contrast well with and support the study of Art from sciences to History and Literature.