Why study Art and Design (Expressive)?
This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your creativity, visual awareness and understanding of aesthetic, while exploring how to communicate your personal thoughts, ideas and opinions through creating expressive artwork.
What do I need to get in?
This is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by the following courses, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:
What will I study?
The course consists of two areas of study.
- through self direction, investigate the working practices and design approaches of others
- analyse artists’ work and practice, analyzing and evaluating the impact of external factors on their creative work
- communicate informed and supported personal views, opinions and judgements on the designers’ work.
- develop and produce a range of related development lines of creative enquiry and expressive art work. Your expressive art work will be inspired and influenced by your investigative research into expressive art practice
- experiment with and creatively explore how materials, equipment, techniques, composition and/or technology can be used
- use these in sophisticated and expressive ways to communicate and realise your ideas in 2D and/or 3D formats.
How will I be assessed?
The course assessment consists of one component totalling 100 marks:
- Component 1: Portfolio (100 marks).
- select a theme or stimulus
- produce practical expressive artwork including: investigate research, development of ideas, and resolution and realisation of artwork
- apply an understanding of art practice in your work through using materials, techniques and/or technology to experiment with visual elements
- produce a contextual analysis by selecting an artwork relevant to your practical expressive work and discuss the impact of related contexts through analysing the features of the artwork
- reflect on your creative process and artwork.
Marks are allocated as follows:
- Section 1 - practical expressive artwork (64 marks)
- Section 2 - contextual analysis (30 marks)
- Section 3 - evaluation (6 marks).
This will be externally marked by SQA.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
What can I go on to next?
Further study, training or employment in: