In year two you will complete two Components. In Component 1 the emphasis will be on self-directed study based on a personal, issue, interest or theme. You will be expected to work independently, demonstrating increasing confidence in your ability to explore and handle ideas, issues or themes, materials, techniques and processes. The work you produce should take into account historical/ critical/contextual elements and evidence of how you have developed your ideas for a final outcome or a series of final outcomes.
In Component 2 you should demonstrate greater maturity and depth in skills, knowledge and understanding. The Externally set assignment provides opportunities for you to work in depth, responding to one of a choice of broad starting points. You are expected to carry out research and provide investigations into your chosen theme, develop ideas and make connections with the work of others. Named artists, designers, craftspeople and/or photographers are included in each starting point but you are free to consider other appropriate sources.
In the 15 hours of supervised time, you will produce a final outcome or series of final outcomes which must be identified as such.