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Year 9 Options - The Arts

Art

BTEC Art and Design is a vocational qualification designed to enhance a student’s knowledge and understanding of the artistic techniques and processes used within the ever-growing design industry. The BTEC Art and Design qualification caters for students that will benefit from guided learning through a wide range of art disciplines. The skills developed through an Art and Design course will prepare students for further education or any career path that requires presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics, a creative mindset and critical thinking.

A qualification in Art and Design presents the opportunity for a career as a freelance artist, illustrator, architect, art therapist, graphic designer, fashion designer, textile designer, gallery curator and many more.

 

Catering/Hospitality

In Hospitality and Catering learners will gain knowledge and understanding related to a range of hospitality and catering providers; how they operate and what they have to take into account to be successful. There is the opportunity to learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they affect successful hospitality and catering operations.

This course will encourage you to understand and apply the fundamental principles of safe and hygienic practice to ensure the highest levels of safety when preparing yourself, the environment and food for cooking. You will develop a deep understanding of the sources of food and the types of nutrients available in different types and food groups and use this knowledge to assess and make recommendations for a healthy balanced diet. You will then use all your knowledge to respond to a set brief where you design and make your very own dishes taking into account a range of factors that will affect the final outcome.

In this qualification, learners will also have the opportunity to develop some food preparation and cooking skills as well as transferable skills of problem solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication.

 

Music

This qualification is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by exploring and developing their musical skills and techniques, and by responding to a music industry brief. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes.

This course focuses on developing musicians in all areas of performance and music technology. Projects will develop your understanding of the music industry as well as developing your skills with a musical instrument.

The components will allow the learner to focus on a variety of skills including instrumental skills, understanding music and music theory, writing music using technology, and live performances (solo and ensemble). You will learn how to use digital audio software and equipment for writing, recording and producing music as well as other projects. Throughout the course you will enhance your knowledge of recording studio techniques, radio production techniques, and listening

and analysing.

 

Performing Arts

The qualification is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying acting, dance or musical theatre. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes.

This course gives learners the opportunity to develop the key skills that prove your ability in Performing Arts such as reproducing repertoire or responding to stimuli. Explore a process that supports effective ways of working in the Performing Arts, such as development of ideas, rehearsal and performance. The appropriate attitudes that are considered most important in the Performing Arts, including personal management and communication. As well as knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as roles, responsibilities, performance disciplines and styles.

The components will allow the learner to focus on a variety of skills including the development of core knowledge and understanding of a range of performance styles and disciplines, and the key features that contribute to these such as practitioners’ roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques.

 

Textiles

BTEC Textiles is a vocational qualification designed to enhance a student’s knowledge and understanding of the artistic techniques and processes used within the ever-growing design industry. This course will encourage you to understand and apply the fundamental principles of design, and develop your ability to research ideas and concept and then develop your own ideas using a high level of creativity. You will be encouraged to experiment with a range of materials and equipment to produce a range of unique outcomes that showcase your creativity and artistic ability.

BTEC Textiles is a vocational qualification designed to enhance a student’s knowledge and understanding of the artistic techniques and processes used within the ever-growing design industry. The BTEC Textiles qualification caters for students that will benefit from guided learning through a wide range of textiles disciplines.

This course is perfect if you see yourself working as a designer in the world of fashion, textiles, soft furnishings, costume or even in fashion business. 


 

For further information on The Arts please contact Mrs Pleasance - 0114 239 2661 or  Louise.Pleasance@sheffieldparkacademy.org

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