History of Art AS/A Level

History of Art AS/A Level

History of Art will appeal to all students who have an interest in the visual culture of the past and present. The course has been designed to offer students the opportunity to explore the Art and Architecture of the world from the Classical era to the present day. It embraces the artistic production of different cultures and individuals from across the globe.

All students will learn the vocabulary and skills of formal analysis across painting, sculpture and architecture.

You will develop the ability to explore and respond to art works and to understand how and why they were created. The principal aim of the course is to allow the students to develop their own critical judgement and become well versed in the history of both art (including architecture) and artists. The History of Art specification offers an introduction to art history and an in-depth research that will readily complement further study at university. The course provides an opportunity to research painting, sculpture and architecture from a variety of artistic periods.

Entry requirements: GCSE grade 4 or above in English. No previous knowledge of Art History is required. Students who wish to study this course do not have to have any practical skills either as it is based on written research and direct observation.

Course assessment: Two written exam papers in each year

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