Visual Arts

Visual Art A/T/M/R

Visual Arts is fundamental to our lives, how we communicate, express ourselves and explore ideas. Studying Visual Arts is broadly divided into ‘making’ and ‘responding’. In making students learn about the design/artistic process, using materials and techniques, technology and equipment in the production of resolved art works. In ‘responding’ to art students learn about concepts, visual literacy, roles of the artist and the art critic. Students have the opportunity to develop an informed critical appreciation for art works where they interpret social, cultural and historical significance of art. The study of Visual Arts provides the opportunity for students to develop transferable life skills in analysing and interpreting, project and 􀆟me management, and problem solving.

Course Patterns

Students are able to complete their studies in the Visual Arts as a minor, major or double major at a tertiary, accredited or modified level.


The units are written as semester units in two courses - Visual Arts and Specialised Visual Arts.

A double major comprises 7 units from both of these courses.

Units—Visual Arts A/T

* Creativity in Visual Arts
* Communicating Meaning in Visual Arts
* Visual Arts in Context
* Narratives in Visual Arts
* Independent Study

Units—Specialised Visual Arts (A/T)

* Innovation in Visual Arts
* Curation and Exhibition
* Entrepreneurship in Visual Art
* Interdisciplinary Inquiry in Visual Arts
* Independent Study

Where a class has space, a student may negotiate with the teacher to participate  in Art as an R unit.