Overview of Department: (aims & vision)
Art and Design and Moving Image Arts are exciting and engaging subjects which play a valuable part in the education of Campbell College boys. The visual arts provide unique ways of expressing feelings and ideas about the world in which they live. The curriculum content of Art & Design and Moving Image Arts at Campbell College aims to give our pupils an understanding and appreciation of arts and culture, keen visual literacy, and the creative and practical skills required to study the visual arts at GCSE, A Level, and in further and higher education.
Involvement in creative activity encourages the growth of worthwhile attitudes in the development of the individual. Co-operation, commitment, perseverance and tolerance demanded within the arts contribute to the all round personal and social development of every pupil. Our aim is to provide a welcoming and stimulating learning environment that offers every pupil a wide range of activities and experiences.
Through relevant, exciting and challenging units of work our department enhances our pupils’ awareness and perception of the visual arts. They are made to feel important, that they are individuals with ideas and feelings that can be directed into a range of creative and expressive experiences, to produce original and individualistic artistic statements.
One of our strengths is that all staff in the department work primarily on the basis of strong teamwork. Openness and fairness is encouraged and staff and parents work closely in partnership together to help all pupils achieve their full potential. We believe strongly in the importance of technical skill, taking creative risks, fostering valuable relationships through group work, as well as providing opportunities for the use of new technologies through both practical and research activities.