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Stage 2 Visual Arts - Art

Course Length: 20-credit
Learning Area: Arts

Where does it lead?

Art provides an excellent background for a wide range of tertiary courses and careers. Tertiary courses include Visual Art Studies, Art History, Visual Communication, Media Studies and Digital Art, and career options include becoming an artist, jeweller, printmaker, photographer, film- maker, animator, curator, art teacher or arts administrator, among others. Art offers the opportunity for involvement and enjoyment in a life-long process.

What is in the course

The subject is designed to develop students’ critical understanding of historical and contemporary visual arts through analysis, research and practice. As well as having the opportunity to pursue their own interests in the Visual Arts students are encouraged to understand the role of art in the community from a range of social and cultural perspectives. An important element will be the development of the skills required to take an idea from conception though to planning and completion. It is a requirement for students to create two finished major art practicals. These must be supported by a folder of backup work (the Folio) outlining the development of the ideas including preparatory experiments, drawings etc. In addition there is a Visual Study which is an opportunity to study a specific aspect of art in depth.

Drawing skills are an advantage, but not essential. In senior years Art is as much about ideas and concepts as about painting and drawing skills.


  • Practical
  • Folio
  • Visual Study


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