DESIGN & MAKE
This course can only be undertaken by students in S6. Creativity lies at the heart of the course. This one-year course is suited to students who have an interest in designing and making products. The aim is to develop new creative skills and to improve existing skills so that when the student leaves school they will have gained some valuable practical experience that may benefit them in their further education. Students will work individually; they will take intellectual and innovative risks and will need to demonstrate perseverance to achieve good quality, feasible proposals through active designing and making experiences. Design and Make is not a certificated course.
Although not compulsory, but strongly recommended, this module is run in conjunction with the AS Level Art course and the work produced in this module will help add to the broad range of work required for portfolio submission. The object of working in textiles is to allow you the opportunity to explore the qualities of fabric. You will acquire a thorough understanding of how to visually communicate drawing and colour developments alongside technical prowess. Introductory techniques of the four textile specialisms of print, knit, weave and embroidery are developed expressively and conceptually, refining investigative and exploratory abilities. Your individual skills are realised and culminate creatively within your own personal interest in textiles. Ideas and designs for a piece(s) of textile work will originate from development studies and solutions already being produced in the AS Level course.
With an emphasis on hands-on experience, the Media Project module will explore the creative and technical aspects of creating a 'Moving Image'. The course will cover the essential skills of digital film making and editing, and offer the opportunity to learn about 3D animation and Game Design. Pupils will be in charge of their own productions, and encouraged to pursue their ideas through a range of independent and collaborative projects.