Fine Art

What will I study?

Are you able to see the beauty and emotion in the world around you? Do you enjoy drawing, sketching and photography? Do you love to experiment with new techniques and styles of art? If you decide to study art, you will build on the skills you have learned in art, as well as learn some new techniques and approaches. We have a range of equipment across the department for you to access such as a kiln for clay work, screen printing equipment, dark room and cameras, laser cutter, glass-fusing kiln and a 3D printer. You will also have your own base room and desk, to be able to work independently during your study periods. No need to book in or hot desk! Plus, we have two art technicians on hand to help with all manner of tasks and to offer useful advice.

What do students do afterwards?

We have helped students study at some of the most prestigious universities in the UK, including Leeds, Chelsea, Glasgow, York and Falmouth. These students study a variety of disciplines in the art and design world, including art foundation studies, fine art, sculpture, film, illustration and photography. We have many students who have gone on to have successful careers in the competitive art and design world as textile artists, photographers and architects.

How will I be assessed?

60% personal investigation
40% externally set task

What can I do to prepare?

Have a look at some of the work exhibited around the college or ask your teacher to show you some of the work that students have produced on their Year 12 and Year 13 fine art courses. Talk to some of our students too – they’ll fill you in on what they enjoy most about the course.

“Art at Whitby Sixth Form allows students to express their thoughts and dreams in their work, in what ever way they want. In art you learn to become independent while doing something you love.” – Rose Garrett