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.
Art and Design encompasses a broad range of related activities, areas and approaches to study. This syllabus has been devised to allow candidates choice, while at the same time ensuring a suitable breadth of study within the subject.
These provide a broad framework of art and design practice, and indicate an approach which encourages exploration, within either traditional or contemporary art forms, and candidates are encouraged to produce a variety of creative responses through a wide range of materials, processes and techniques.
The syllabus is not prescriptive, in the way that other factually-based subjects are, but instead students may choose to pursue their own interests in terms of choice of medium and theme of study.
Students may pick one or more from a selection of media including:
Painting: oils, pastels and watercolours
3-Dimensional Studies: sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, mosaic and others
Photography: Black and White and colour
Graphics: Using various processes including computer design
Textiles: Including silk-screen printing, batik, knitting, weaving and fashion design.