Creative Arts - Visual Arts


This subject gives students the opportunity for specialised study within and across arts disciplines. They actively participate in the development and presentation of creative arts products.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
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About the subject

Creative Arts - Visual Arts is a course that enables students to work in Visual Arts area/s that are of interest to them. The course is custom designed to suit individual student interests.

Students investigate local, national, international, contemporary or historical Visual Art Practitioner’s that present in a public forum, in order to develop and apply skills, processes, mediums, and techniques in the making of their own Products.

Areas which can be explored in this course include Practical Art, Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion, Film and Television, Music Videos, Animation, Digital Art, Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Installation Art, Body Art and others.

This course helps students to decide on possible future careers within the Visual Arts a current and emerging industry practices can be discovered.

For students who love the Arts this Creative Arts course can also be taken in conjunction with another Visual Arts course such as Photography, Design or Visual Art, to avoid precluded combinations.

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


Students demonstrate their learning through the following assessment types:

School Based AssessmentWeighting
Products with Support Materials 50%
External Assessment
Practical Skills30%

External Assessments

Performance Skills

Students explore various traditional and current skills and processes related to their area/s of interest from the visual or screen arts and apply these skills and processes.

The Practical Skills is 12 x A3 pages and 2000 words or 12 minutes multi-modal study.

The Compass App

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