Art and Design
Art, Craft & Design: Combined Specialism (H600)
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Mrs L Devi - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief introduction to subject:
Learners in Art, Craft and Design – Combined Specialisms are expected to produce a range of 2D and/or 3D work to evidence study of at least two specialisms in each component. Final outcomes for each component may be in one or a number of specialisms.
Learners will be expected to demonstrate skills, in the context of their chosen areas of art, craft and design. In addition, learners will be required to demonstrate skills relevant to their chosen two or more specialisms in the following: understanding and applying space, rhythm and structure such as location, production or construction techniques, understanding and application of scale appropriate to the chosen specialism(s), understanding and applying formal elements such as colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form, selecting, editing and developing ideas, using appropriate visual language and terminology appropriate to the specialism(s), an ability to manipulate imagery such as transposition, composition and layer.
GCSE Art & Design Grade 6
Unit 1 comprises internally set workshops and assignments. Unit 2 is an externally set project, culminating in a 15 hour examination. Both units are internally assessed by your teachers and moderated by the exam board.
Unit 1 - Course work portfolio
Students will undertake a practical investigation into an idea, theme, issue or concept. This practical work will be supported by written material. The focus of the investigation will be identified independently by them and will lead to a finished outcome (a final piece of work). The investigation will demonstrate their ability to develop a cohesive line of argument whilst evidencing their practical skill. A wide range of techniques will be explored using an appropriate range of materials and processes.
Written aspect of this unit is important and should link to contemporary or past practice of artists, designers or Craftspeople. Candidates should submit no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words
Unit 2 - Externally Set Assignment
Students will be provided with an externally set question paper. The question paper consists of a choice of eight questions to be used as a starting point. Students will be required to choose one of these questions as the focus for their investigations. The question papers will be provided on 1st February every year.
Following the preparatory period they will undertake 15 hours of unaided supervised time in which they will develop an outcome or a series of outcomes.
Foundation art and design course or direct entry to degree level to study a number of creative disciplines which may include: Photography/Digital Media, Graphic Communication, 3D Design, Sculpture, Fashion Textiles, Architecture and Interior Design, Set design, Landscape Design, Games Design, Urban planning, Structural Engineering.