Creativity is now recognised as an essential skill for learning, life and work.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
Art and Design not only helps you to improve your skills in drawing, painting, designing and working in three dimensions, photography and digital imagery. It also helps you to plan, organise, visualise, imagine, evaluate and solve problems. Learning about the creative process will develop thinking and practical skills, confidence and perseverance. These qualities are highly valued by employers across many industries and higher education courses.
The course involves the study of Expressive skills such as drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking and Design skills such as research, experimentation, development and evaluation with a range of 2D and 3D materials. In addition the work of artists and designers will be studied alongside the practical tasks.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
Students will be issued with sketchbooks and homework tasks that will allow for further practice and development of skills taught in class and to complete research tasks. Students may also use the sketchbook for personal expressive work.
How you will be assessed
Your portfolio of practical work and written evidence of critical studies will be assessed against CfE Benchmarks based on Experiences and Outcomes.
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
Art and Design is an essential qualification for many creative careers from traditional visual artists and craftspeople, jewellers, fashion designers, film & television make up set and costume designers to games design, journalism, photography, architecture, product and industrial design. It is also highly valued by many other employers looking for people who can demonstrate visual awareness, attention to detail, critical analysis, self evaluation and problem solving skills.
S4 and beyond
Art & Design Nat 4/5 and beyond to Higher.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.