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Visual Art

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Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? Yes (General subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

What is Visual Art? 

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.

Students have opportunities to construct knowledge and communicate personal interpretations by working as both artist and audience. They use their imagination and creativity to innovatively solve problems and experiment with visual language and expression.

Through an inquiry learning model, students develop critical and creative thinking skills. They create individualised responses and meaning by applying diverse materials, techniques, technologies and art processes. 

In responding to artworks, students employ essential literacy skills to investigate artistic expression and critically analyse artworks in diverse contexts. They consider meaning, purposes and theoretical approaches when ascribing aesthetic value and challenging ideas.

What makes a student suited to Visual Art?

Students who achieve success in Visual Art are those who enjoy: 
  • Making images and objects 
  • Designing and manufacturing images and objects 
  • Making, appraising, displaying artworks 
  • Seeking creative solutions to complex design problems 

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

  • Year 9 - minimum C Standard in Year 9 Core English (and recommended completion of Year 9 Art)
  • Year 10 - minimum C Standard in Year 10 Core English (and recommended completion of year 10 Art)

What is the cost of this subject?

  • $50 per year
  • Year 11 and 12 - students are expected to attend one excursion/incursion per year with a cost of approximately $35 per excursion

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Year 11 - compulsory BYOD
  • A4 Exercise book

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
Experimental 2D media: painting techniques, drawing techniques and a variety of media materials.
Artists research and response
Summative internal assessment 1: 25%
• Painting
Summative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Multi-Media
• Formative written response
  Semester 2Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
Experimental: 3D, Printmaking
Formative folio (digital presentation)
Artists research and response
Summative internal assessment 3: 25%
• 3D Artwork
Summative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Print
• Formative folio (digital presentation)
• Written Response
Year 11Unit 1Art as lens
Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
• Concept: lenses to explore the material world
• Contexts: personal and contemporary
• Focus: People, place, objects
• Media: 2D, 3D, and time-based
Formative internal assessment 1: 25%
• Experimental folio 2D/3D
Formative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Experimental folio 2D/3D
• Formative extended response
Unit 2Art as code
Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
• Concept: art as a coded visual language
• Contexts: formal and cultural
• Focus: Codes, symbols, signs and art conventions
• Media: 2D, 3D, and time-based
Formative internal assessment 3: 25%
• Experimental folio 2D/3D
Formative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Extended response
• Experimental folio 2D/3D
Year 12Unit 3Art as knowledge
Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
• Concept: constructing knowledge as artist and audience
• Contexts: contemporary, personal, cultural and/or formal
• Focus: student-directed
• Media: student-directed
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): 15%
• Investigation — inquiry phase 1
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): 25%
• Project — inquiry phase 2
Unit 4Art as alternate
Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
• Concept: evolving alternate representations and meaning
• Contexts: contemporary and personal, cultural and/or formal
• Focus: continued exploration of Unit 3 student-directed focus
• Media: student-directed
Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): 35%
• Project — inquiry phase 3
Summative external assessment (EA): 25%
• Examination

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Last reviewed 03 September 2019
Last updated 03 September 2019