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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

Telephone02 9604 3333

Emailwestfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Course: Visual Arts

Course No: 15400

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC 
Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Projects developed for assessment in one subject are not to be used either in full or in part for assessment in any other subject.

Course Fee: $40.00 + Materials
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Visual Arts involves students in art making, art criticism and art history. Students develop their own artworks, culminating in a ‘body of work’ in the HSC course. Students critically and historically investigate artworks, critics, historians and artists from Australia as well as those from other cultures, traditions and times.

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MAIN COURSES COVERED

Preliminary

  • The Preliminary course is broadly focused, while the HSC course provides for deeper and more complex investigations. While the course builds on Visual Arts courses in Stages 4 and 5, it also caters for students with more limited experience in Visual Arts.
  • Preliminary Course learning opportunities focus on:
  • The nature of practice in art making, art criticism and art history through different investigations
  • The role and function of artists, artworks, the world and audiences in the art world
  • The different ways the visual arts may be interpreted and how students might develop their own informed points of view
  • How students may develop meaning and focus and interest in their work
  • Building understandings over time through various investigations and working in different forms.

 

HSC

  • How students may develop their practice in art making, art criticism, and art history
  • How students may develop their own informed points of view in increasingly independent ways and use different interpretive frameworks in their investigations
  • How students may learn about the relationships between artists, artworks, the world and audiences within the art world and apply these to their own investigations
  • How students may further develop meaning and focus in their work.

 

PARTICULAR COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary Course:

  • Artworks in at least two expressive forms and use of a process diary
  • A broad investigation of ideas in art making, art criticism and art history.

HSC Course:

  • Development of a body of work and use of a process diary
  • A minimum of five Case Studies (4–10 hours each)
  • Deeper and more complex investigations in art making, art criticism and art history.