Fine Art

Course Summary:

The Fine Art course at OSFC offers an exciting way for you to investigate, create and discuss fine art. You’ll develop skills in fine art through projects that encourage you to work in a number of ways such as: undertaking primary and secondary research, drawing and sketching, using ICT (for example digital cameras and software like Photoshop), developing ideas, reviewing and refining in order to create coherent final outcomes. This process will enable you express yourself and also develop your appreciation of the work of others.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Huddersfield – Contemporary Art and Illustration
  • The University of Huddersfield – Interior Design
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Product Design and Technology
  • Leeds Beckett University – Landscape Architecture and Design
  • The University of Oxford – Fine Art with French Studies

Career destinations:

The Fine Art A Level helps students develop their creative skills and attention to detail and is ideal for careers and HE courses in all areas of Design, Cultural Studies, Architecture and Photography. The skills you’ll develop are essential for any Art and Design career.

Entry Requirements:

Students need a 4 or above in Art & Design GCSE or a merit at BTEC. Portfolios of work will be considered for applicants with no art background. The ability to draw and paint is essential.

Assessment Method:

60% Practical Exam
40% Exam

Student Case Studies:

Jason Tighe

Jason Tighe

“I enjoy Art in particular because there is a lot of freedom regarding what you can do in this subject. You’re able to choose the styles of work that suit you and experiment with a range of ideas to see which works best for you”

Jason hasn’t yet decided between university or an apprenticeship when he leaves College.

Kelly Butterworth

Kelly Butterworth

“Art relaxes me. I feel independent and enjoy getting on with my work and being able to express myself. Also, the tutors are enthusiastic and approachable”

Kelly hopes to go on to university to study Sports Journalism after College, and plans to carry on with art in her spare time.