Art and Design Practice

Available to study at:
Extended Diploma

Subject Intent: Why Art & Design Practice?
The creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. In the Leeds region the number of jobs within this sector are 40% higher than the England average. The curriculum intent of the Extended Diploma Art and Design course is to immerse students within Art and Design at a higher level in order to supply them with a well rounded skill set to access the best opportunities within the creative industries upon completion. Understanding, conceptual thinking and creativity are some of the main skills developed within the curriculum. With this being a full-time programme students develop a wide range of professionally led skills within fine art, graphics, design, photography, textiles and craft.

Why should I study this subject?
A new and exciting qualification that gives students the opportunity to be creative and explore the fundamentals of art and design practice. In year 12 you will develop your skills in a broad range of media such as drawing, painting, printing and 3D as well as developing your creative thinking and allowing you the opportunity to work independently. You will explore and extend your artistic skills whilst working in a supportive environment. In Year 13 you will have the opportunity to develop personal work that has been inspired and informed by the work of both traditional and contemporary artists. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself to come up with original ideas and work independently to produce interesting artwork.

What will I study?
• Drawing techniques
• Painting
• Colour theory
• 3D design
• Print techniques
• Photography
• Textiles
• Composition
• Digital media

You will carry out a range of research and explore the work of practicing artists. Your research, investigation and exploration of ideas will be recorded in creative sketchbooks.”

What are the entry requirements?

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“I have really enjoyed studying this course, it has opened my eyes to a whole new range of art like Photoshop and illustration. It has really helped me to step out of my comfort zone and to challenge myself.” Emily Boggett – Outwood Academy Freeston