Visual Arts - Art Practical


In this subject students research, analyse, explore and experiment with media and technique, and resolve and produce practical work.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 
  • Cost: 

About the Subject

In this course students explore traditional and contemporary art, in order to acquire technical skills, and use media, materials and technologies within the Visual Arts.

Students learn to develop personally relevant ideas, and understand the role that art plays culturally, socially and historically.

This course supports students whom are interested in the more traditional arts such as painting and sculpture but is also appropriate for film, digital artists or experimental.

The support materials folio developed in this course are used for University Entrance Applications in Visual and Screen Arts courses.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School Based AssessmentWeighting
Folio 120%
Practical 1 & Practitioner’s Statement15%
Folio 220%
Practical 2 & Practitioner’s Statement15%
External Assessment
Visual Study30%

External Assessment

Visual Study

This externally assessed task involves students exploring Visual Artists and their work in order to develop and apply art skills, techniques, processes, technologies and concepts in this Visual Study..

The Visual Study is 20 x A3 pages and 2000 words or 12 minutes multimodal e.g. film study

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