Fine Art

The Fine Art course is about personal expression and realising your creative potential.

You will explore and experiment with a wide range of fine art materials and techniques in our specialist studios and draw inspiration from the work of other artists. You will be become confident and independent in your selection and handling of materials.

Through the investigation of the work of other artists you will build your confidence and respond in personal and imaginative ways producing exciting outcomes on a variety of scales.

The A Level Fine Art pathway may be followed in partnership with other Art & Design courses, or complimented with a variety of options on offer at South Craven.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Art or Photography OR Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art

What will I study?

  • Drawing and mark making techniques
  • Painting techniques (including watercolour, acrylic and oils)
  • Relief and intaglio painting
  • Screen printing
  • Photography (including portraiture and still life)
  • Personal investigation

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Objective 1

Develop your ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

Assessment Objective 2

Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining your ideas as your work develops.

Assessment Objective 3

Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on your work and progress.

Assessment Objective 4

Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

Further Education and Careers in Fine Art

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Fine Art
  • Photography and Film

Careers which require a Fine Art qualification include:

  • Artist 
  • Arts Curator
  • Arts Officer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Photographer

Career Card

Preparation Work

You need to complete these tasks over Summer to prepare you for your studies.