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Visual Arts

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Year 7 – Compulsory subject

In Visual Art, students develop confidence in their creative talents and skills that can be transferred to their working and recreational lives.  Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of art and design. They may study drawing, design, painting, collage and mixed media.

Years 8, 9 and 10 – Elective Subjects

Visual Art

Visual Art focuses on making, displaying and appraising artworks.  Students will engage in experiences to develop personal expression, aesthetic judgement, critical awareness, a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment in making artworks and displaying their works. Students develop confidence in their creative talents and skills that can be transferred to their working and recreational lives.  Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of art and design. They may study drawing, design, painting, collage and mixed media.

Media Arts

Media Arts students will focus on designing, producing and responding to meaning in media texts.  Students identify and analyse how representations of social values and points of view are portrayed in the media artworks they make, distribute and view. They evaluate how they and other makers and users of media artworks from different cultures, times and places use genre and media conventions and technical and symbolic elements to make meaning.

Years 11 & 12

Film, Television & New Media – General Senior Subject (ATAR)

Film, Television & New Media fosters creative and expressive communication. It explores the five key concepts of technologies, representations, audiences, institutions and languages.  Students learn about film, television and new media as our primary sources of information and entertainment. They understand that film, television and new media are important channels for educational and cultural exchange, and are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities.

Visual Arts – General Senior Subject (ATAR)

Visual Art provides students with opportunities to understand and appreciate the role of visual art in past and present traditions and cultures, as well as the contributions of contemporary visual artists and their aesthetic, historical and cultural influences. Students interact with artists, artworks, institutions and communities to enrich their experiences and understandings of their own and others' art practices.

Media Arts in Practice – Applied Senior Subject (Vocational)

Media Arts in Practice focuses on the role media arts plays in the community in reflecting and shaping society's values, attitudes and beliefs. It provides opportunities for students to create and share media artworks that convey meaning and express insight.  Students learn how to apply media technologies in real-world contexts to solve technical and/or creative problems. When engaging with school and/or local community activities, they gain an appreciation of how media communications connect ideas and purposes with audiences.

Visual Arts in Practice – Applied Senior Subject (Vocational)

 Visual Arts in Practice focuses on students engaging in art-making processes and making virtual or physical visual artworks. Visual artworks are created for a purpose and in response to individual, group or community needs.  Students explore and apply the materials, technologies and techniques used in art-making. They use information about design elements and principles to influence their own aesthetic and guide how they view others' works. They also investigate information about artists, art movements and theories, and use the lens of a context to examine influences on art-making.  Students reflect on both their own and others' art- making processes. They integrate skills to create artworks and evaluate aesthetic choices.

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Last reviewed 28 October 2020
Last updated 28 October 2020