Art is a fundamental dimension of human life. Throughout history the visual arts have given form and meaning to ideas and feelings and provided ways for people to express and communicate experience. The Visual Arts ATAR & General course encompasses the practice and theory of the broad areas of art, craft and design.
Students have opportunities to express their imagination and develop personal imagery, develop skills, and engage in the making and presentation of artworks. They develop aesthetic understandings and a critical awareness that assists them to appreciate and make informed evaluations of art.
The course includes the following:
Inquiry, visual language, influences, art forms, art practice, presentation and reflection.
Visual analysis, personal response, meaning and historical contexts.
The Visual Arts courses facilitate the achievement of four outcomes:
Visual Arts Ideas
Visual Arts Skills and Processes
Responses to Visual Arts
Visual Arts in Society
WACE Breadth & Depth Requirement:
60% in English Standard and 65% in Year 10 Art. Previous experience is desired though not essential and the HOLA will determine if a student can enter the course.
The focus for this unit is differences.
Students consider differences arising from cultural diversity, place, gender, class and historical period. Differences relating to art forms, media and conventions also provide a stimulus for exploration and expression. Students examine how visual language and media choices contribute to the process of conveying function and meaning, and use a range of media and technologies to explore, create, and communicate ideas.
The focus for this unit is identities.
In working with this focus, students explore concepts or issues related to personal, social, cultural or gender identity. They become aware that self-expression distinguishes individuals as well as cultures. Students use a variety of stimulus materials and use a range of investigative approaches as starting points to create artworks. They develop a personal approach to the development of ideas and concepts, making informed choices about the materials, skills, techniques and processes used to resolve and present their artwork.
- Art General