Year 12 – Visual Arts - Art

Level: Stage 2
Subject Name: Visual Arts - Art
Prerequisites: Nil
Assumed Knowledge: 10 or 20 credits of Stage 1 Visual Art - Art or Design

Course Summary:

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. Conceive, develop, and make work(s) of art or design that reflect individuality and the development and communication 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, technologies, and processes to solve problems and resolve work(s) of art or design
  4. Communicate knowledge and understanding of their own works and the connections between 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
  6. Develop inquiry skills to explore visual arts issues, ideas, concepts, processes, techniques, and questions.


  • School Assessment (70%)
    • Assessment Type 1: Folio (40%)
      Maximum of two 20 x A3 page folios to support two resolved practical artworks, or one 40 x A3 page folio to support one body of work
    • Assessment Type 2: Practical (30%)
      Two practical artworks and two practitioner’s statements (500 words each) OR one body of work and one practitioner’s statement (1,000 words)
  • External Assessment (30%)
    • Assessment Type 3: Visual Study (30%)
      Maximum of 20 x A3 pages and 2,000 words- student negotiated investigation

Alternative Approaches to Assessment:

In a 20-credit subject, students are given the choice to complete one folio in Art and one folio in Design (with a 40-page maximum). Each folio would be accompanied by a supporting practical and written practitioner’s statement. Alternatively, a student may choose to connect Art and Design approaches in one 40-page folio, which would be accompanied by one body of work and written statement.

For this subject the assessment design criteria are:

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