Art & Design
Art and Design is an exciting subject that encourages creative self-expression. SJD tutors and students work together in our state-of-the-art studios to create truly stunning artwork in a dynamic and supportive atmosphere.
What will I study?
Drawing is an essential part of the course and you will also be encouraged to explore the work of professional artists to influence and inspire you.At AS Level the emphasis is on learning about new materials and techniques. Coursework that you produce will be worth 50% of your overall grade, and there is an end of course exam for the remaining 50%.In the second year at A2 Level students are expected to work much more independently and work may well be based on experiences and interests developed in the AS course.You will be required to produce an extended unit of coursework, accompanied by a written and illustrated ‘journal’ on a subject/artist of your choice, worth 50% of your marks. There is also an extended 15 hour exam at the end of the course for the remaining 50% of the marks.
As well as gallery visits, some students take part in a trip to Tuscany and the department also runs a three-day residential drawing and sculpture course, and critical study visits abroad.After College, Life Drawing classes may be available for interested students.
Where might it lead?
Students go to university to study for a degree in Textile Design, Fashion Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Automotive Design, Animation, Photography, Fine Art, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Theatre Design, Jewellery, Graphic Design, Film and Television, Furniture Design, Ceramics and Glass, Three Dimensional Design etc.