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Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Visual Arts provides opportunities for students to enjoy the making and studying of art.

Visual Arts builds an understanding of the role of art in all forms of media, both in the contemporary and historical world, and enables students to represent their ideas and interests in artworks.

Visual Arts enables students to become informed, understand and write about their contemporary world.

NESA requirement

The Visual Arts Years 7–10 Syllabus contains both Mandatory and Elective courses. The Mandatory course is taught as a coherent study of 100 hours, not spread over several years. This is a requirement for eligibility for the award of the Record of School Achievement (RoSA). The Elective course can be studied for 100 or 200 hours in Stage 5 and upon successful completion will be recorded, with a grade, on the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).

Visual Art Coffs Harbour High School
Visual Art Coffs Harbour High School
Visual Art Coffs Harbour High School

More About Visual Arts

Students will learn about

Students learn about the pleasure and enjoyment of making different kinds of artworks in 2D, 3D and/or 4D forms. They learn to represent their ideas and interests with reference to contemporary trends and how artists’ including painters, sculptors, architects, designers, photographers and ceramists, make artworks.

Students learn about how art is shaped by different beliefs, values and meanings by exploring artists and artworks from different times and places and relationships in the artworld between the artist – artwork – world – audience. They also explore how their own lives and experiences can influence their art making as well as critical and historical studies.

Students will learn to

Students learn to make artworks using a range of materials and techniques in 2D, 3D and 4D forms, including traditional and more contemporary forms, site-specific works, installations, video and digital media and other ICT forms, to build a body of work over time. They learn to develop their research skills, approaches to experimentation and how to make informed personal choices and judgements. They learn to record procedures and activities about their artmaking practice in their Visual Arts diary.

Students learn to investigate and respond to a wide range of artists and artworks in art making, critical and historical studies. They also learn to interpret and explain the function of and relationships in the art world between the artist – artwork – world – audience to make and study artworks.

Course requirements

Students are required to produce a body of work and keep a Visual Arts diary.

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