Students wishing to complete the Visual Arts General course will experience friendly and fun working environment. This course encompasses the practice and theory of the broad areas of art, craft and design with an emphasis being placed on making art. Students have opportunities to express their imagination and develop personal imagery, skills and engage in the making and presentation of artworks. Students will analyse and evaluate their own works and the works of others from a range of historical and cultural contexts and develop an appreciation of the role of art in the community and their daily lives. Students must complete a Visual Diary and Studio Production for the practical component and analysis and investigation tasks for the written component, which will prepare students for the written Externally Set Task (EST) in Year 12. Students participate in skills-based workshops, attend excursions and are encouraged to enter their artworks into exhibitions. This course is suitable for students wanting to further study art related courses at TAFE, who are moving into the workforce or wish to study Art for personal interest and enjoyment. Students may also use art produced in this course as part of portfolio entry requirements to university courses.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Advantageous to have completed Year 9 or 10 Visual Art and C grade in Year 10 General English
For assessment criteria and Year 12 course details, please visit the SCSA page of this subject.