Visual Arts (Units 3 & 4) - ATAR

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Course Code:
University Pathway
Grade C or better in Visual Arts (Units 1 & 2)
Course Description:
The focus for Unit 3 is commentaries. It offers students opportunities to engage with the social, political and cultural purposes of art making and art interpretation.
The focus for Unit 4 is points of view. It provides students with the opportunity to identify and explore concepts or issues of personal significance in the presentation of a sustained, articulate and authentic body of work.
In both units, students will undertake drawing and studio practice to develop awareness that each artist, including them, has his or her own particular way of expressing personal vision.  Students will examine distinctly individualized styles and approaches by artists, for example representational, expressive, abstract, to both art making and art interpretation, and explore these modes in their own work. The use of visual language will also allow students greater understanding of how their own art can convey meaning. Use of a range of art forms and technologies such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design and digital art will be encouraged to allow students to explore, create and communicate their ideas. The work will be presented both informally, and formally in an exhibition at the end of the year.
Course Assessment:
Visual Arts - ATAR has a greater theoretical component than Visual Arts - General and demands a high level of self-determination, personal organisation and individual research. A sound academic
ability is essential for success and a high level of practical skills is an advantage. The Visual Arts - ATAR course is 50% Art Production and 50% Theory and there is an exam at the end of each unit.
A detailed assessment statement will be given to students at the commencement of the program.