L3 Art Design & Illustration

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Smith

Required Prior Learning

It is recommended that students who wish to enter L3 Art Design & Illustration must have completed L2 Art Design & Illustration, or another L2 Art subject. The students must have gained an ‘Achieved’ or better grade in all internal and external assessments in L2 Art Design & Illustration or another L2 Art subject. Students who have taken Graphics, Digital Media and Fashion and Design and who have a good level of skill using Photoshop can also apply for this course. If the criteria are met then students can advance to L3 Art Design & Illustration.

This course assumes a high degree of personal motivation, self-efficacy and an ability to work individually. Students will learn how to develop and progress their ideas, how to convey a message, express a point of view, approach challenges with a new perspective, and develop innovative responses that improve, or challenge our experience of the world through Design application based on their own themed idea. 

Students will find it an advantage to have access to Photoshop and must have portable backup hard drives or similar device, as this subject cannot be completed without.

Internal Standards: Are worth 4 credits each and these standards are both a combination of research theory and practical work. 

External Portfolio: This is a submission of practical work worth 14 credits in total and is externally assessed. Essentially, this folio is based on the work established in the Internals that are completed during the first two terms of the year. The folio comprises of three A1 panels which show how students have used their chosen design models and integrated them into their own work. The work must show a development and a sequence of logical ideas which are investigated, developed and refined to produce finished conclusions. 

Scholarship: Scholarship is offered for students who complete work at ‘Merit’ level or above. Additional group tutorials will be offered by specialist staff from Term 3.

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Assessment Procedures
Course Costs

Students will require a USB Flash drive, minimum of 16GB to backup their work.They also require the following stationery items which can be bought individually or as a pack from our recommended supplier on the school website.
A4 workbook, gluestick, fine liner drawing pen.
Specialist printing costs and Folio card are available for purchase through the department.

Senior Art Design Pack