Art & Design


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artanddesign_0004_Photography (4)
artanddesign_0003_Textiles (4)
artanddesign_0002_3D Graphics (1)
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Available Courses:

AS and A Level


If you’re a hands-on person and enjoy being creative then our 3D design course is for you. You’ll develop your skills in 3D design by using a range of media, materials and processes including wire, paper, card, clay, recycled materials and mixed media. You’ll complete projects that encourage you to work through the 3D design process in a thorough and experimental manner and you will begin to develop an insight into new techniques and inspiration as you spend time appreciating other works.
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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • You have an interest in drawing and painting.
  • You want to develop your skills in drawing and painting in an individual way using both traditional and contemporary practices.
  • You enjoy experimenting with a range of artistic techniques and processes such as printmaking, painting, collage and photography.
  • You are interested in gaining an appreciation of the work of both traditional and contemporary artists.

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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • You have an interest in illustration, typography, advertising, digital/traditional media and other areas later outlined in the section on ‘Ideas for Progression’.
  • You want to develop your understanding of communication skills and 2D design and making processes.
  • You enjoy experimenting with artistic techniques and processes in a very practical way.
  • You are interested in gaining an appreciation of the work of existing artists and designers.

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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • You have a creative eye.
  • You are interested in experimenting and exploring new techniques in photography.
  • You are interested in learning about a variety of photography and using a Digital SLR to create innovative photographs.

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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • You have an interest in textiles and fashion and want to explore decorative and wearable design.
  • You want to develop your understanding of design skills and making processes.
  • You enjoy experimenting with artistic techniques and processes in a very practical way.
  • You are interested in gaining an appreciation of the work of existing artists and designers.

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Equivalent to three A Levels


This subject will suit you if:

  • You have a broad interest in art and design and want to learn more about a range of different disciplines.
  • You want to discover where your artistic strengths lie and pursue projects that make the most of them.
  • You want an understanding of how professional artists, designers and craftspeople work.
  • You enjoy being introduced to and using a wide variety of artistic techniques.

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Success Story – Ashley Hutchinson

Ashley currently works as a Graphic Designer for a global electronics manufacturer in Leicester and has also had some of his work licensed for clothing lines in New York and Los Angeles.

Ashley often enters design competitions in his spare time to keep his creative juices flowing and was runner up in E4’s “Design a Background” contest. In the future, he is considering going freelance and getting involved with animation to expand his design repertoire.

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At OSFC:

Graphic Design, AVCE Double Award in IT

After OSFC:

Studied Creative Imaging at Huddersfield University

Why I chose this subject…

I chose OSFC because it has a great variety of subjects to choose from and when I visited on Information Morning there was a lovely atmosphere. Tutors are always available to provide help and advice and everyone is always so friendly.I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to study in a positive environment as they work towards university or a career.Ashley Hutchinson

Additional Activities:

  • Trip to Manchester
  • Trip to London
  • Residential trip to Paris
  • Trip to Clothes Show Live
  • Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Exhibition at Saddleworth Art Gallery
  • End of Year Show
  • Trips to Manchester galleries
  • Manchester Metropolitan University Exhibition
  • The Oldham College Foundation Show

 

Popular Combinations:

These subjects combine well with each other, but you can also choose to study one alongside a variety of A Levels from a range of disciplines.

Popular choices include:

Possible Progression:

Our Art subjects can lead to HE courses or careers in all areas of Art, Design and Crafts.Some examples of these are: Architecture, Industrial Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Magazine Design, Games Design, Sculpture, Fashion and Costume Design, Millinery, Photography, Photographic Styling, Technical Support and TV/Film Camera Operation.

 

Results 2016

Topic Pass Rate %
3D Design 100
Fine Art 100
Graphic Design 100
Photography 100
Textile Design 100
Art and Design CamTec 100