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Stage 5

Visual Arts Year 9 and 10 (Elective)

Students are able to study Visual Arts or Photography in Years 9 and 10 and can continue in Years 11 and 12 as an HSC subject.

In Visual Arts students use process and learning experiences which stimulate observation, imagination and expression and develop fluency in expressing themselves using a wide range of materials and technologies.

Visual Arts encourages students to express themselves as unique personalities. This helps students to develop a positive self – concept and to participate more fully in the cultural life of the community.

Students will discover that their own personal environment is an infinite source of visual images and can be used for developing ideas for making artworks. They will also become aware that images and artworks have a powerful influence on people’s lives.

Australian Art and the art of other cultures, past and present is studied and related to the student’s own creative artmaking.


Students will work in many 2D and 3D expressive forms such as:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Print Making
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Graphics
  • Photography
  • Digital Imagery and 3D printing


As a part of their studies, the students will visit galleries and exhibitions related to their work.


  • Art Making/Artworks
  • Visual Diary
  • Homework and Assignments
  • Examinations

The possibilities for a career in this area are excellent and varied, eg advertising and graphic design, computer graphics, industrial design, animation, and television. If students are enthusiastic and willing to work hard, if they show an interest in choosing this subject, parents are asked to encourage them as this exciting, meaningful and innovate course should become an integral part of a student’s all-round education.