Careers related learning in art, craft and design

Curriculum links

Key Concepts

The 4 key concepts outline the essential understanding that all artists, craftspeople and designers need to flourish in the creative industries and elsewhere.

The table below draws out some of these aspects to help with your planning.

Critical understanding
Cultural understanding
Exploring new materials and process and becoming producers of artsworks themselves
Learning new skills and understanding as well as developing what they know further
Analysing and relecting on work from diverse contacts
Understanding the role of the artist, craftsperson and designer


Click here to see the full Key Concepts for art and design

Click here to see an activity that is designed to help learners to develop an understanding of one or more or the key concepts.

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