Art

Head of Department: Mrs K Witt

Introduction

In Art and Design our main aim is to promote creativity and to encourage students to develop their ideas.  As Art communicates visually we focus on the promotion of drawing, painting and other important skills.

 This is a highly successful department with excellent pass rates. We offer a range of courses at GCSE covering Art and Design, Photography and Applied Art.  In the Sixth Form students are offered A Level Fine Art, Photography or the higher level BTEC vocational course.  Without doubt all students benefit from coming into contact with a teaching team from varied backgrounds and with an extremely wide range of expertise.  Student work is prominently displayed throughout the campus and helps to create an aesthetically stimulating environment for the whole College community.


Facilities and Resources

All courses have specialist teaching bases stocked with the relevant equipment and resources.  The Art studios have access to computers with Photoshop facilities and digital imaging equipment.  The department also has two IT suites, colour scanners and a specialist A2 printer.  In addition there are two Photography rooms with laptops plus a ten enlarger bay darkroom and a black out studio.