Our aim is that students will have the courage to take risks whilst developing technical and practical competencies as well as the wider skills valued by employers, giving them more choice when entering the workplace.

Curriculum overview

As part of the Art and Design curriculum students are engaged in developing confidence in using a variety of creative skills through a varied programme of study that encourages breadth and depth in the development of students’ creativity. Students have opportunities to generate ideas and research from primary and contextual sources, record their findings, experiment with media and processes and develop and refine their ideas towards producing a portfolio of their learning journey. The art department encourages our students to create specifically commissioned art works based on a cross curricular project brief given by the various subject departments in OBA.

Please download the learning journeys below for an overview of the content taught at OBA.