Art – Extend Option

Art – Extend Option

This course is one of our Extend Options designed to be combined with other A Level programmes or BTEC Extended Certificate courses to make up a full timetable. If you are planning to study an A Level programme at Exeter College you will need to enrol on a four element programme, and cannot apply for this course on it’s own.

Why do this course?

This course will help take the arts out of the classroom and into your wider life and community. It will help you to gain inspiration from the arts, whilst building confidence and communication skills.

What will it involve?

Students will extend their knowledge and skills as artists by exploring the professional arts world through relevant trips and artists talks. Students will experience and review high quality arts events, reflect on how they have influenced their work, and also find out about the artists and their career paths.

Students will also plan a project to complete independently. There will be skills workshops and introductions to processes and materials, possible including print making, life drawing, historic photographic processes and more. Students should expect to spend around an hour a week on their projects outside of class time and they will either show or present their work at the end of the course.

How might it help me in the future?

This course aims to encourage students to think on their feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’, which can help young people stand out from the crowd to university and employers. Throughout the course, students will receive constructive feedback about the work, through which they will learn that feedback is part of the learning process and not something to be offended by or to be taken personally. The process of putting effort into the success of their final piece also helps to build independence and reliance.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Art and Design
  • Qualification Extend 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
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