"Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risks" - Mark Rothko
We believe that creativity is a fundamental aspect of education and a cornerstone of personal development.
To develop the creative possibilities within each student we endeavour to provide a stimulating and exciting environment where students can develop their artistic creativity whether they are studying Art for examinations or as an introduction to the subject. We strive for excellence and aim to expose students arts based culture in both contemporary and historical frameworks. The Art department prides itself on making art meaningful, enjoyable and accessible to all students whilst promoting the confidence and a desire in students to produce work of quality and meaning. In order to achieve these objectives an understanding of the formal elements of art and design is essential component of teaching and learning, embedding technical competence in a wide range of media. Practical demonstrations are central to the teaching ethos of the department providing an effective means of introducing new skills and techniques whilst generating confidence in the students.