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Welcome to GCSE Fine Art & Photography. Y9 Options Evening. The Silverdale Art Department Vision:. We believe in the individuality of every student at Silverdale and we give each person the opportunity to develop their own interests and creative talents to the highest level . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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GCSE Art & Design

Welcome to GCSE Fine Art & PhotographyY9 Options Evening1The Silverdale Art Department Vision:We believe in the individuality of every student at Silverdale and we give each person the opportunity to develop their own interests and creative talents to the highest level. We will guide, advise and inform each student regularly to enable each person to at least achieve their predicted grade.Why choose GCSE Art?1. Opportunity to develop your creative skills through a variety of different media: drawing, painting, Illustration,digital photography, Film animation art

Courses possible:Fine Art, which enables you to explore a broad range of art experiences including: drawing, painting, photography, digital manipulation, film, collage, 3D, mixed media.Photography, which teaches you how to take good quality photographs and to how use photoshop to explore digital possibilities. Why choose GCSE Art?2. Through the study of art, students are developing a range of skills that are transferable to many further education courses, degree courses and occupations. These transferable skills include:Developing the ability to work independentlyDeveloping logical thought processesThe ability to be well organised and present information in a coherent way.The ability to communicate both visually and with the written word A degree alone is not enough. Employers are looking for more than just technical skills and knowledge of a degree discipline. They particularly value skills such as communication, teamworking and problem solving. Job applicants who can demonstrate that they have developed these skills will have a real advantage.

(Sir Digby Jones, Former Director-General, CBI)

Why choose GCSE Art?3. It prepares you for A levels and Higher Education with:progression to A/S, A2 Art & Design in the sixth form.an opportunity to develop your creativity with an Art Foundation course leading to a University degree and future career. (please take a careers pathway form)

Degree Courses in Medicine and LawAn Art qualification, in addition to academic qualifications, is accepted at all* British Universities for a degree in Medicine and Law.*The only exception is Nottingham University. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Nick Park Animator (Wallace and Gromit)He studied Communication Arts at Sheffield Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) and then went to the National Film and Television School, where he started making the first Wallace and Gromit film, A Grand Day Out.

The Designers RepublicThe Designers Republic (tDR for short) was a graphic design studio, founded on 14 July 1986[citation needed] by Ian Anderson, and based in Sheffield, England. It was known for its anti-establishment aesthetics, while simultaneously embracing brash consumerism and the uniform style of corporate brands, such as Orange and Coca-Cola.

Why choose GCSE Art?4. To develop an understanding of art from different times and cultures and to develop the confidence to use it to inform own project work. Examples of this include:a visit to galleries and museums in a major British citya visit to galleries and museums in an International city every other yearvisits to the Sheffield galleries and museumsartist in residence workshops with working artists

What do I need to do GCSE Art?It is recommended that you have reached KS3 levels 6,7,8. (you can do it with a 5 if you are motivated, discuss this with your teacher)An enthusiasm to explore your creativity

The structure of the New GCSE Art course2 Portfolio Projects: 1. Freechoice with a Sketchbook (September Easter Y10) 2. Freechoice with a sketchbook (Easter Y10 Christmas Y11)60% The Exam ProjectChoose 1 from a list of Starting Points (Christmas Y11 Easter Y11)40%Full GCSE Art AwardThe Art syllabusThe Freechoice sketchbook will include:

This is great for art as it gives you more freedom to explore your creative potential with more time to review your progress.You will start the course with a sketchbook which will broaden your skills. This will include digital photography , drawing , acrylic painting, an art gallery experience, and other research.

The Exam ProjectThis is a project, just like the last portfolio project, which evolves from a list of starting points. Again, you develop your skills and interests around your chosen theme. This project lasts from January to Easter in Y11 and it is worth 40% of your final mark.Creative opportunities: Fine art:

TeacherFreelance ArtistFreelance art workshopsFreelance IllustratorCartoonistUniversity LecturerArt TherapistMuseum CuratorGallery CuratorExhibition Organiser

Applied Art:

Graphic DesignerFashion DesignerInterior DesignerArchitectWeb DesignerIllustratorPhotographerComputer game DesignerTV / Film DesignerTV / Film costume DesignerTV / Film set DesignerTV / Film model MakerAnimator

Creative Opportunities:Applied Art:

Film DirectorFilm Camera personPublishingProduct DesignerHair StylistManicuristStylistAntique DealerCuratorArt RestorerDigital ArtistAdvertising ArtistCar DesignerAircraft Designer

Art Management:

Funding Agent - TheatresCultural Policy PlannerResearch ManagerArts PromotionProject ManagerMedia Director Arts MarketingAdvertising Agency -management