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Curriculum 2023

Visual Art A


Subject Name Visual Arts A
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Creative Arts
Staff Contact Vashti Paech


The course has a combination of teacher-directed and independent learning tasks, requiring students to research, analyse and develop ideas while experimenting with media and techniques to produce artistic works.  

Students learn to communicate personal ideas and concepts while exploring a range of related art styles, materials, techniques and artists. The focus is to build students’ artistic skills and knowledge to enable them to independently create original artwork in their chosen form, such as a painting, drawings, sculpture or prints.  


Folio  40% 

  • A folder of developmental evidence, leading to the production of an independent practical.
  • The folio incorporates material exploration, artistic influence and written explanations - 15 A3 pages or equivalent  

Practical  30%

  • The practical is focused on the independent development and production of original artwork, accompanied by a 250-word Practitioner’s Statement  

Visual Study  30%

  • Research-based project incorporating 750 words with visual examples - 10-12 A3 pages or equivalent  

The focus topic of the Visual Study is teacher-selected from the following options:

  • Working in the style of an artist 
  • Working with an art style or technique 
  • Working to a theme 

Additional Information

Depending on practical designs and requirements, students may be required to purchase/source additional materials.