THE ART DEPARTMENT 
S1 Art and Design

National 4 Art and Design

 

The Three Components of the Art and Design National 4 course are as follows.

 

Main Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Aims

 

  1. The aims of the Course are to enable learners to communicate personal thoughts, feelings and ideas through the imaginative use of art and design materials, techniques and technology

  2. Develop knowledge and understanding of art and design practice.

  3. Plan, develop, produce and present creative art and design work.

  4. Develop understanding of the social and cultural influences on artists and designers and their work.

  5. Develop problem solving, critical thinking and reflective practice skills.

 

Entry

Pupils undertaking study at National 4 should be secure at Level 3 experiences and outcomes for Art and Design.

 

 

Progression

This Course or its Units may provide progression to other qualifications in Art and Design at National 5 level/NPA Photography, further study, employment and/or training.

 

Conditions of award

To achieve the National 4 Art and Design Course, learners must pass all of the required Units, including the Added Value Unit.  It is awarded on a pass/fail basis.

 

Career opportunities

 

  • Photography

  • Jewellery Design

  • Architecture

  • Automotive(car) and Transport Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Fashion and Textiles

  • Product Design

  • Illustration

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher

S2 Art and Design

National 5 Art and Design

 

The Three Components of the Art and Design National 5 course are as follows.

 

Main Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Aims

 

  1. The aims of the Course are to enable learners to communicate personal thoughts, feelings and ideas through the imaginative use of art and design materials, techniques and technology

  2. Develop knowledge and understanding of art and design practice.

  3. Plan, develop, produce and present creative art and design work.

  4. Develop understanding of the social and cultural influences on artists and designers and their work.

  5. Develop problem solving, critical thinking and reflective practice skills.

 

Entry

Pupils undertaking study at National 5 should have achieved a pass at National 4/Level 4 secure, in Art and Design.

 

Progression

This Course or its Units may provide progression to other qualifications offered such as Higher Art and Design and Higher Photography/NPA Photography, further study, employment and/or training.

 

Conditions of award

To gain an award the learner must pass all of the Units as well as the Course assessment. The course Assessment will be in the form of an Expressive and Design portfolio submitted to SQA for grading, A-D.

 

Career opportunities

 

  • Photography

  • Jewellery Design

  • Architecture

  • Automotive(car) and Transport Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Fashion and Textiles

  • Product Design

  • Illustration

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher

     

National Progression Award (NPA) in PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The Three Components of the NPA Photography course are as follows.

 

Main Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Aims

 

  1. The aims of the Course are to enable learners to communicate personal thoughts, feelings and ideas through the imaginative use of photography and image manipulation software.

  2. Develop knowledge and understanding of photographic practice.

  3. Plan, develop, produce and present creative photographic work.

  4. Develop understanding of the social and cultural influences on artists and designers and their work.

  5. Develop problem solving, critical thinking and reflective practice skills.

 

Entry

Pupils undertaking this course should have achieved a pass at National 4/Level 4 secure, in Art and Design.

 

Progression

This Course or its Units may provide progression to other qualifications offered such as Higher Photography/Short Course in Photography, further study, employment and/or training.

 

Conditions of award

To gain an award the learner must pass all of the Units as well as the Course assessment. The course Assessment will be in the form of a photographic portfolio which will be internally assessed with a pass or fail result.

 

Career opportunities

 

  • Photography

  • Art/ Creative Director for TV/ Films

  • Film Director

  • Wedding/ Studio Photographer

  • Graphic Design

  • Visual Communication

  • Camera operator (TV/ Film)

  • Visual Merchandising (Window Displays/ Shop layouts)

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art Photography

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher/ Lecturer

 

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S1 Art and Design

Photography & Graphic Design Short Course

 

Purpose

The Photography & Graphic Design Short Course serves as an introduction to photography including: Composition, Camera settings and Genres/ Styles of photography.  The course is designed to provide an introduction to photography and will allow pupils to develop their skillset.  The course prepares the student to produce and evaluate images in a variety of styles. 

 

Content

Practical skills will be taught through engaging workshops and students will be assessed on the work that they produce for the briefs.  The students are provided with a brief and are expected to demonstrate attainment relating to: organisation; interpretation of a brief; investigative techniques; assignment planning; IT, layout, presentation and communication.  Students would also have a responsibility across the whole school to photograph events and activities and showcase their work around the school. 

 

Assessment

Pupils will produce a portfolio of images that respond to a series of briefs.  They will demonstrate ability in media capture, manipulation and presentation.  Students will present their work at Kyle Academy’s Annual Evening of Photography in February.

 

Recommended Entry

Pupils should have an interest in Art, Design and or Photography.  They should be undertaking Art, Design and or Photography at certificated level.

 

 

Progression

This short course would specifically aid progression to Higher Photography in S6 or may also contribute to a portfolio for Further Education college courses. Equally it can be used for application to University as a separate experience/ hobby or interest.

 

Possible Intuitions

This can be College and Schools of Art, Faculties or Departments of Art and Design. Degree courses in Art and Design can be achieved by attending the following establishments. Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone, Gray’s School of Art Aberdeen, Scottish College of Textiles Galashiels, Napier University Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University.

This will allow pupils to progress to a career within the creative industries. 

 

Career opportunities

 

  • Photography

  • Art/ Creative Director for TV/ Films

  • Film Director

  • Wedding/ Studio Photographer

  • Graphic Design

  • Visual Communication

  • Camera operator (TV/ Film)

  • Visual Merchandising (Window Displays/ Shop layouts)

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art Photography

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher/ Lecturer

     

S1 Art and Design

Art & Design/ Photography Portfolio Preparation Short Course

 

Purpose

The Art and Design/Photography Portfolio Preparation short course will help pupils meet the requirements for Art School and College Further Education programmes.  The course is designed to allow pupils to produce a folio work that will contribute towards an application to a number of Art, Design and Photography Courses.  The nature of the short course is tailored towards individual pupil needs and the specific requirements sought by different institutions.  Careers advice will also be given to ensure pupils have both academic grades and a portfolio that meets entrance requirements.

 

Content

The content of the course will be driven by pupils based upon the area of Art, Design or Photography that they are interested in applying.  Workshops will then take place that will allow for personalisation and choice where pupils will set out a plan for the year, tailored towards the specific requirements of their chosen institution(s).  A broad folio of work that covers skills and techniques is possible for pupils choosing this short course. 

 

Assessment

Pupils will produce a portfolio of work that will be assessed against the entrance requirements of their area of specialism. 

 

Recommended Entry

Pupils should have an interest in Art, Design and or Photography.  They should be undertaking Art, Design and or Photography at certificated level.

               

Progression

This short course would specifically aid progression to a place at a further education University or College.

 

Possible Intuitions

This can be College and Schools of Art, Faculties or Departments of Art and Design. Degree courses in Art and Design can be achieved by attending the following establishments. Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone, Gray’s School of Art Aberdeen, Scottish College of Textiles Galashiels, Napier University Edinburgh,Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University.

This will allow pupils to progress to a career within the creative industries. 

Career opportunities

 

  • Photography

  • Jewellery Design

  • Architecture

  • Automotive(car) and Transport Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Fashion and Textiles

  • Product Design

  • Illustration

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher

     

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Higher Art and Design

 

Purpose

The Higher Art and Design course is a progressive skills based course that leads on from prior knowledge and understanding, taught in the National 5 course. Pupils develop and apply skills of investigation, media handling, problem solving and evaluation through expressive and design practical activities, linked to related visual arts, design and historical studies. Literacy skills are further enhanced through the critical analysis and contexts of the understanding of Art and Design historical studies.  This is integral to the course award.

 

Content

The course comprises three main units each including historical studies and time built in for preparation and presentation. All three units are externally assessed by SQA

 

  • Unit 1 Expressive Activity

  • Unit 2 Design Activity

  • Unit 3 Art and Design Historical and Critical Studies

 

Recommended Entry

Students are expected to have achieved an A/B pass for National 5 Art and Design.

 

Desirable

National 5 pass in English at A/B.

 

Assessment 

Assessment is conducted through internal on-going unit assessment throughout the year.

 

External Assessment

  • Expressive and Design folio plus an evaluation submitted for external assessment to SQA.

  • Art and Design Studies written exam (Externally assessed by SQA)

 

​Progression

Successful students may progress to Advanced Higher in Art and Design and/or Higher Photography.

 

Career opportunities

Higher Art and Design can be used to access the following career paths

 

  • Photography

  • Jewellery Design

  • Architecture

  • Automotive(car) and Transport Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Fashion and Textiles

  • Product Design

  • Illustration

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher

     

Higher Photography (S6 Option)

 

Purpose

The Higher Photography course covers many facets of society including: Reportage, Fashion, Sports, Wildlife etc. but its true strength lies as a creative tool which offers the individual an opportunity to reflect upon their own lives and interpret the world around them.  The course examines social issues such as the environment and how photographs can be powerful artistic tools of communication.  The course prepares the student to both produce and evaluate media images. The course requires the candidate to complete three units and a Practical Assignment.

 

Content

The Practical Assignment is submitted to the S.Q.A.  It is designed to emphasise skills relating to the application of practical skills and related knowledge, and also an understanding of a situation that involves task management. The students are provided with a brief and are expected to demonstrate attainment relating to: organisation; interpretation of a brief; investigative techniques; assignment planning; IT; layout, presentation and communication. The student will also develop and apply related knowledge of the researched theme and visual communication. 

 

Assessment

Pupils will sit a 1 hour written paper which will assess their general camera knowledge as part of their unit assessment.  External assessment (which is submitted to SQA) includes a 1000 word plan; twelve thematic photographs and a 1000 word evaluation written under exam conditions.

 

Recommended Entry

A minimum of an A/B at National 5 Art and Design is required.  Due to the demand of the Higher Photography course and the restriction on resources, pupils will only be allowed entry to the course based upon their previous attainment in Art and Design.

 

Desirable

A minimum C pass for Higher Art and Design. National 5 pass in English A/B.

 

Progression

This Higher qualification would specifically help and also contribute to a portfolio for Art school or other Further Education college courses. Equally it can be used for application to University through UCAS as a separate qualification from Higher Art and Design.

 

Career opportunities

 

  • Photography

  • Art/ Creative Director for TV/ Films

  • Film Director

  • Wedding/ Studio Photographer

  • Graphic Design

  • Visual Communication

  • Camera operator (TV/ Film)

  • Visual Merchandising (Window Displays/ Shop layouts)

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art Photography

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher/ Lecturer 

     

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Advanced Higher Art & Design

 

Purpose

Art and Design provides opportunities to develop aesthetic understanding, creativity and visual awareness, knowledge and appreciation. It encourages candidates to use a range of media and technology to understand, appreciate and respond to their world. The Course promotes creative thinking, encourages independent thought, initiative, innovation, problem solving and the development of personal opinions.  

 

The course also recognises the need for pupils who require a portfolio for submission to Art school or a further education college. 

 

Content

Pupils will choose to either produce a Design or an Expressive Folio based upon their chosen area of specialism. For design this could be Architecture, Fashion, Jewellery, Product, Textile or Graphic Design.  If pupils elected to undertake an Expressive folio, they would choose a theme from the expressive arts that could be based upon Portrait, Landscape or Sill life. The folio could also be a combination of all three.

 

Assessment

Assessment is conducted through internal on-going assessment throughout the year.  External assessment consists of a practical folio of work submitted to SQA.

 

Recommended Entry

Higher Art and Design at A grade.

 

Desirable

An A/B pass for Higher English

 

Progression

This can be College and Schools of Art, Faculties or Departments of Art and Design. Degree courses in Art and Design can be achieved by attending the following establishments. Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone, Gray’s School of Art Aberdeen, Scottish College of Textiles Galashiels, Napier University Edinburgh,Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University.

 

This will allow pupils to progress to a career within the creative industries.  This can allow for a dynamic and wide ranging career choice with many exciting opportunities available ranging from Fine Arts in many media including Painting, Photography, Film and Video, Interactive Media, Sculpture and Performance to Design and Craft in Graphic Design, Advertising, Jewellery, Fashion, Interior, Ceramic, Three Dimensional Design, Architecture and Spatial Design, Computer Games Design, Film, Animation and Television.

 

Career opportunities

 

  • Photography

  • Jewellery Design

  • Architecture

  • Automotive(car) and Transport Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Fashion and Textiles

  • Product Design

  • Illustration

  • Animator/Animation

  • Production Designer (theatre/ television), Set Designer, Special Effects Design

  • Fine Art

  • Secondary/ Primary Teacher

     

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S1 Art and Design