Visual Arts ATAR

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65% General English and B Year 10 Visual Arts or Design

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The Visual Arts ATAR course encompasses the practice and theory of the broad areas of art, craft and design. Students have 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.

This course places value on divergence, uniqueness and individuality. It assists students to value and develop confidence in their own creative abilities and to develop a greater understanding of their environment, community and culture. The Visual Arts ATAR course engages students in a process that helps them develop motivation, self-esteem, discipline, collaborative practice and resilience, all of which are essential life skills. Enterprise and initiative are recognised and encouraged.

  • 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 76.15%, State 60.11%. Averages 2016 – 2018)
  • Visual Arts is beneficial for future studies in fields such as Fine Art, Art History, Curating, Art Direction, Architecture 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, Current Year 12

Year 12 Visual Arts ATAR

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