Each year, the art department becomes more dynamic. From introducing Photography and Sculpture into the curriculum, to appointing a new Head of Art – the advancement is clear. We also have a long and strong tradition in Fine Art, meaning that an art scholarship will be extremely varied.
An art scholar candidate must carefully consider the commitments they are making and the amount of time they must devote to the subject. They are expected to play a leading role in the creative life of the school and to assist with exhibitions and dramatic productions.
How do we assess Art Scholars?
If you are successful in your application, you will be invited to our Assessment Day. Read on for what to expect.
- Drawing task – a selection of still life will be available.
- Photography - you will also be asked to take a set of 20 photographs with your own camera in addition to completing the drawing.
- Written task – connections to the work of artists should be evident in your portfolio. You will be given starting points as part of this, using them in your written analysis of a familiar art image that will be provided on your way.
- Interview with the Head of Department
- You will also be asked to bring a number of things on the day:
Additionally, you will be asked to provide a portfolio of pieces using different sizes, media and themes. Works showing a sustained ability to draw from observation is important as well as painting, textiles, design work, 3D work, photography, garment making, work by hand and using a computer.
To request an application form, please get in touch with the Admissions Team by emailing or call 01909 537100.