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The Arts

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What is this subject about?

The main aim of the Visual Art course is to develop creative thinking, along with technical skills in the application of various art media. During the course students are able to explore a wide range of techniques and various art media, as well as develop an appreciation of fine and contemporary art forms.


What are the main topics covered?

Visual Art students explore a wide variety of art forms which include:

  • The Existence of an Artist
  • Revealing the Artist
  • Artist with a Cause
  • Artist as a Messenger
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Print Making
  • Sculpture

 

Where can this subject lead to after Year 12?

By studying Visual Art, students could gain access to employment in the following areas:

  • Fine Artist – painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, glass artist
  • Photography – journalism, magazine/newspaper work, portraiture
  • Jewellery making – gold and silver smithing
  • Theatre, film and television – stage and set design, costume design, make-up
  • Graphic design, industrial design, furniture design, product design, communication design
  • Art administration, art teaching
  • Landscape architecture, architecture, interior architecture
  • Gallery management, conservation
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Last reviewed 11 September 2019
Last updated 11 September 2019