Visual Arts ATAR
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60% Mainstream English and B Year 10 Visual Arts or Design
NOTE: If you have not studied Design or Visual Arts in Year 10, you may still be accepted into this course with high results from Year 7-9 Art or Design. Please contact Ms Hosking (Art Co-ordinator) to discuss your individual case.
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The Visual Arts ATAR course presents students with opportunities to express their imagination, develop personal imagery, develop skills and engage in the making and presentation of artwork. They develop aesthetic understandings and a critical awareness that assists them to appreciate and make informed evaluations of art.
With an emphasis on divergence, uniqueness and individuality students develop their practical skills through the use of a broad range of media, skills and approaches. Practical disciplines can include painting, drawing, sculpture, digital arts, printmaking and installation work. Theoretical studies include art analysis skills as well as the study of pivotal artists and movements, both contemporary and historical.
- Past achievements: 2017 recognised by SCSA as a top performing school in Visual Arts. 2013 Certificate of Excellence awarded by SCSA to a Mercedes Visual Arts student in recognition of her outstanding practical work. Past artworks have been selected by the Art Gallery of Western Australian to be exhibited in their prestigious Perspectives Exhibition, 2017 winning artwork. WACE course scores consistently above the state average (Mercedes 73.75%, State 60.28%. Averages 2015 – 2019)
- Visual Arts is beneficial for future studies in fields such as Architecture, Graphic Design, Commercial Art, Art Direction, Illustration, Fine Art, Art History, Curating and Art Therapy.
- Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found at HERE
- Cost: $108
Visual Art is a worthwhile subject to study in Years Eleven and Twelve, acting as important creative outlet, where imagination is stimulated and constructively challenged. Theory lessons are highly informative as an awareness of history and contextual issues are learnt. Unlike other subjects, Visual Art allows you to tangibly express your ideas in a variety of media types, whilst using creative problem solving, which is highly important for later life.
Grace Starcevich, Class of 2019