Art and Design
Mrs L Agass BA (Hons) PGCE (Head of Department)
Mrs R Millar BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Ms Moya Clements Art & Design Technician
GCSE Art and Design (CCEA),
AS & A2 Art and Design (CCEA)
The Art Department:
The Art and Design Department aims to provide opportunities for the pupils to develop their own personal and creative responses by
(1) Researching, gathering, and interpreting information from direct experiences, observations, memory and imagination.
(2) Developing an appreciation of the work of artist, and designers from their own and other cultures.
(3) Developing creative thinking skills and personal creative outcomes through investigating, designing and making;
- Drawing and graphic media
- 3-dimensional construction or prototyping lens based and digital media
(4) Using the visual elements with understanding when engaging in art and design
(5) Evaluating and appreciating their own and others’ work through discussion and reflection.
Year 8 Pupil, Ruby Corry, has her work accepted to the BBC Wonder Gallery – June 2020
Art & Design Artist Visit and Yr 10 Workshop
Art & Design Trip to Barcelona
Art & Design Trip to Barcelona
YEAR 11 ART & DESIGN Photography Workshop to Belfast Exposed Gallery and Ballylumford Power Station
ART & DESIGN – Specialist Pottery Area, Specialist Sixth Form Area, Specialist Textile Area
ART & DESIGN TRIP TO FLORENCE
Our department regularly organises educational and inspirational trips, below are a number of photos taken on the Art trip to Florence.
Key Stage 3
SUMMARY OF YEAR 8
STILL-LIFE “The Breakfast”
3D WIRE SCULPTURE
3D CERAMIC SCULPTURE: inspiration from the work of Henry Moore and his depiction of the figure.
SUMMARY OF YEAR 9
THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
HAT / SHOE DESIGNS
3D MULTIMEDIA HATS and SHOES
EDWARD BURRA INSPIRED COLLAGE
SUMMARY OF YEAR 10
INVESTIGATION INTO MASKS
PAPER MASK SCULPTURES
ANTI WAR GRAPHITE DRAWING INSPIRED BY PICASSO’S GUERNICA
Below are examples of the work completed by GCSE students as part of their Controlled Assessment
AS & A LEVEL
Below are examples of the work completed by AS and A Level students as part of their Controlled Assessment
Jobs directly related to your degree
· Fine artist – creates original pieces of art work, through a variety of mediums. Often specialises in a particular type of art: two-dimensional work (drawing, painting, collage); three-dimensional work (sculpture, installation); or four-dimensional work (moving images, performance).
· Fashion designer – works on the design of items of clothing and fashion ranges. Some designers may focus completely on one specialist area, such as sportswear, childrenswear, footwear or accessories.
· Graphic designer – produces design solutions to communicate client messages with high visual impact.
· Illustrator – uses creativity and the technical skills of painting and drawing to communicate ideas, sensations, facts, feelings and emotions. Illustrators work to commercial briefs to inform, persuade or entertain a client’s intended audience.
· Printmaker – designs and makes prints. Techniques such as woodcuts or silk-screens are used to create images which are transposed onto surfaces, generally using a printing press.
· Textile designer – works in knit, weave and print to create two-dimensional designs that can be produced in a design repeat for the production of commercial or artistic fabrics or textile products.
· Advertising account executive – works on the visual side of advertising, producing original ideas in response to a brief from the client and being involved in all stages of the project, from initial concept to finished product.
· Secondary school teacher – teaches art or design, craft, or technology as part of the national curriculum to pupils aged 11-18.
· Art Therapist
Jobs where your degree would be useful
· Art therapist – works with people of all ages and backgrounds using the visual arts as a medium for healing, awareness and self-development.
· Community arts worker – works with communities to improve their quality of life using a variety of art forms to explore relevant issues. Generally works in areas where there are social, cultural or environmental issues.
· Arts administrator – supports artistic activity, including the presentation, exhibition or preservation of cultural forms in the performing, visual and heritage arts. Functions range from marketing and booking, to finance and insurance matters.
· Museum/gallery curator – acquires, cares for, develops, displays and interprets a collection of artefacts or works of art in order to inform, educate and entertain the public. The role also includes PR, fundraising, handling enquiries, education and access activities.
· Multimedia specialist – combines design and technical knowledge to create information and communication technology (ICT) based products that entertain, educate or inform the user. Typical outputs include entertainment products, education and training materials, marketing materials, catalogue databases and public information resources.
· Retail buyer – plans and selects the range, type and quantity of products, and reviews existing and sources new merchandise to ensure products remain competitive.
Where are the jobs?
There are opportunities in the creative industries and also in creative roles in the following sectors:
· advertising, marketing and PR;
· arts administration;
Self-employment is a common option, particularly for those with experience and for those who have built up contacts through a range of activities, including networking and taking part in shows, exhibitions and competitions.
For an insight into employment areas see:
· Advertising, marketing and PR – concerned with promoting and selling products and services and includes planning, promotion, media relations and market research.
· Media – a varied industry, including television, radio, film, corporate production and interactive media.
· Creative arts – covers a wide range of roles such as writing, acting, arts administration, design and photography.