AS Level History of Art · AQA (legacy)

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

AQA 1251

Length of Course
20 hours

9am to 1pm daily

The course will cover Unit 1: Visual Analysis and Interpretation and Unit: 2 Themes in Art History. Both of these units are compulsory for the AS qualification. It will not be possible to cover all the topics, so we will focus on a selection, made to ensure students can respond successfully to the required number of questions.

Unit 1 -  HART1 · Visual Analysis and Interpretation

Composition in painting, sculpture and architecture

  • Composition in painting, sculpture and architecture
  • Colour in painting, sculpture and architecture
  • Creation of pictorial space in painting and relief sculpture
  • Light and tone in painting
  • Architectural elements or features
  • Structure in architecture
  • Materials, techniques and processes in painting, sculpture and architecture
  • Pattern, ornament and decoration in painting, sculpture and architecture
  • Line and shape in painting, sculpture and architecture
  • Volume and mass in architecture and sculpture
  • Scale of painting, sculpture and architecture
  • Appropriate architectural, art and art historical terminology

Unit 2 HART2 · Themes in Art History

  • Subjects and genres
  • Materials, techniques and processes
  • Form and style
  • Form and function
  • Historical and social contexts
  • Patronage
  • Gender, nationality and ethnicity