Visual Arts

2 unit course

Course Summary

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop their own artworks, culminating in a 'Body of Work' in the HSC course. Students engage in the critical and historical study of the art world to investigate artists, artworks, worlds and audiences from a range of cultural, political, historical and social perspectives and use these to inform their own art-making practices. 

In Stage 6, 50% of the Assessment weighting comes from practical and 50% comes from theory. There are equal weightings of time associated with each as well. 

What, if any, skills are needed?

There are no prerequisites for this subject. 

Course Units
Year 11 Units Year 12 Units
Postmodern Art
Early Australian Painting
Sculpture and Spirituality
Appropriation and Mombassa
Rose-coloured Glasses
Artists in Film
Australian Artist Research
Learning Experiences

There are trips to the NSW Art Gallery to experience art first-hand.

Career Options

Any creative occupation or tertiary study would benefit from undertaking Visual Arts in Years 11 and 12. Occupations may include: 

  • Graphic design
  • Architect
  • Designing (any industry e.g fashion, landscape, etc)
  • Teaching
  • Fine arts courses/degrees

Creative Arts

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