ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE: It is highly recommended that students have had prior experience in one or more Design/ Visual Art subjects.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students work as Designers, demonstrating their learning through individually chosen learning projects from Design areas such as Graphic and Communication design, Product design and Environmental design.
LEARNING REQUIREMENTS: In this subject, students are expected to:
- conceive, develop, and make work(s) of art or design that reflect individuality and the development and communication of a personal visual aesthetic
- demonstrate visual thinking through the development and evaluation of ideas and explorations in technical skills with media, materials, and technologies
- apply technical skills in using media, materials, technologies, and processes to solve problems and resolve work(s) of art or design
- communicate knowledge and understanding of their own works and the connections between their own and other practitioners’ works of art or design
- analyse, interpret, and respond to visual arts in cultural, social, and/or historical contexts
- develop inquiry skills to explore visual arts issues, ideas, concepts, processes, techniques, and questions.
Assessment at stage 2 is both school-based and external. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School Based Assessment
- Assessment Type 1: Folio 30%- a Folio documenting visual learning in support of two resolved final design works.
- Assessment Type 2: Practical 40%- two resolved Design Works along with two Practitioner’s Statements.
- Assessment Type 3: Visual Study 30%- an exploration of, and/or experimentation with, one or more styles, ideas, concepts, media, materials, methods, techniques, technologies, or processes.
Students base their exploration and/or experimentation on critical analysis of the work of other practitioners, individual research, and the development of visual thinking and/or technical skills.
They present the findings of their visual study as well as their conclusions, insights, and personal opinions about aesthetics.