Study Leaving Cert Art at Ashfield College
Leaving Certificate Art can be studied as a one or two year programme as a full-time day school student.
Subject Group; Artistic & Creative
The Art course for Leaving Certificate consists of two main parts. The practical side of the course is about developing the student’s artistic ability. The syllabus permits a huge number of media, from the fine arts such as sculpture, drawing, and painting, to puppet-making, embroidery, calligraphy, metalwork, and pottery. Students also study Art History.
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Art under the following headings:
- Observational Studies
- Imaginative Composition and Still life
- Design and Craftwork
- Life Sketching
- History and Appreciation of Art
- Recognising implicit meanings
- International environment
The practical examination takes place over the course of a week in supervised sessions of up to five hours, during which students are to complete a project (such as a sketch or drawing) and submit it for evaluation.
The art course also features a written examination on History and Appreciation of Art, which counts for 37.5% of the marks. The exam is divided into three sections, one on Irish art, one on European art, and a final section on artistic appreciation. Diagrams and illustrative sketches are encouraged in the exam.
To discuss whether Art would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.
Data Source: Department of Education and Science and www.education.ie – data correct as of 27/7/2014