Art and Design is a mode of expression and communication. It is concerned with visual perception and aesthetic experience, and forms a language in addition to those used by literary, mathematical, scientific and factually-based subjects. This Art and Design syllabus is designed for those candidates who wish to extend and develop their studies in this subject.
Most of the work is expected to be practical or studio-based, so that candidates will develop their abilities of observation and analysis of the visual world, sensitivity, skill, personal expression and imagination. They should also learn to relate their skills to an enhanced knowledge of their own and other cultures, past and present, and an appreciation of practical design problems. The course should stimulate interest, enjoyment and personal enrichment as well as providing an introduction to artistic exploration and design thinking.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to:
show an individual, sensitive and creative response to a stimulus;
to develop an idea, theme or subject;
demonstrate independence in concept and execution;
select and control materials, processes and techniques in an informed and disciplined way appropriate to an intention;
select and record analytically from direct observation and personal experience;
use and compose formal elements as appropriate (contour, shape, colour/tone, texture, structure and the relationships between form and space).
During the course students may work with some of the following media:
Film and Video