Year 11 – Visual Arts - Design

Level: Stage 1
Subject Name: Visual Arts - Design
Prerequisites: Nil
Assumed Knowledge: At least one semester of Year 10 Design

Course Summary:

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. Conceive, develop, and make work(s) of art or design that reflect the development of a personal visual aesthetic
  2. Demonstrate visual thinking through the development and evaluation of ideas and explorations in technical skills with media, materials, and technologies
  3. Apply technical skills in using media, materials, and technologies to solve problems and resolve work(s) of art or design
  4. Communicate knowledge and understanding of their own and other practitioners’ works of art or design
  5. Analyse, interpret, and respond to visual arts in cultural, social, and/or historical contexts.

Assessment:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (40%)
    15 x A3 pages to document their idea development and media exploration
  • Assessment Type 2: Practical (30%)
    One practical artwork and supporting practitioner’s statement (250 words)
  • Assessment Type 3: Visual Study (30%)
    8-12 x A3 pages and 750 words

For this subject the assessment design criteria are:

  • Practical application
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Analysis and synthesis
  • Inquiry and exploration.

Semester 1 focus:

The folio documents the student's visual learning based on the development and resolution of a corporate identity package for a contemporary Adelaide-based restaurant, café or fast food chain. In the Visual Study, students investigate to what extent public signage engages, informs and persuades a target audience.

Semester 2 focus:

The folio documents the student's visual learning based on the development and resolution of a final graphic design for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe identity, or an equivalent event. In the Visual Study, students investigate how can the use of typography achieve desired emotive responses in design works and marketing campaigns.