Visual Arts - Design


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: 
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About the Subject

Design is a challenging and imaginative pursuit. You can turn wonderful ideas into visual truth with the right skills and practical experience.

This course of design will offer you important technical and conceptual abilities to do just that. By raising consciousness of design and combining problem solving and technical abilities, you will be prepared to meet the requirements of any design brief.

Develop your creativity in areas such as Graphic Design, Illustration, Fashion Design and Architecture.


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

The Visual Study is an exploration of a design topic. Student understanding is demonstrated by analysing the works of designers and experimenting and developing visual thinking and practical skills. The Visual Study is 20 A3 pages and 2000 words of text.

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