Studio Arts Units 1 & 2

Unit One
Students learn to source inspiration, identify individual ideas and translate these into meaning. They discover a variety of materials and techniques in the production of artworks. Students study Artists from different times and cultures in consideration of creating their own artworks.

Unit Two
Students develop an individual design process in the production of artworks. They investigate how artists have used aesthetics, communicated ideas and developed styles in the production of final art works.

Areas of Study

Unit 1

  • U101 Researching and recording ideas
  • U102 Studio practice
  • U103 Interpreting art ideas and use of materials and techniques

Unit 2

  • U201 Exploration of studio practice and development of artworks
  • U202 Ideas and styles in artworks

Assessment

Procedures for the assessment of levels of achievement in Units 1 and 2 are a matter for school decision. Assessment of levels of achievement for these units will not be reported to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Schools may choose to report levels of achievement using grades, descriptive statements or other indicators.

Previous Experience/Prerequisites

No previous experience is necessary.

Future Pathways

Tertiary courses including Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Fashion and Design. This could include Digital and Media arts related courses. Curatorship is also another pathway.

Cost

$140 per year (2 units)

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Studio Arts Units 3 & 4

Unit Three
In this unit students focus on the implementation of an individual studio process leading to the production of a range of potential directions. They explore professional art practices of artists from different historical and cultural contexts in relation to particular artworks and art forms.

Unit Four
In this unit students focus on the planning, production and evaluation required to develop, refine and present artworks that link cohesively according to the ideas resolved in Unit 3. To support the creation of artworks, students present visual and written evaluations. On completion of this unit the student should be able to compare the methods used by artists and considerations of curators in the preparation, presentation, conservation and promotion of specific artworks in at least two different exhibitions.

Areas of Study

Unit 1

  • U301 Exploration proposal
  • U302 Studio process
  • U303 Artists and studio practices

Unit 2

  • U401 Production and presentation of artworks
  • U402 Evaluation
  • U403 Art industry contexts

Assessment

School-assessed Coursework for Unit 3 will contribute 5 per cent to the study score.
School-assessed Coursework for Unit 4 will contribute 5 per cent to the study score.
School-assessed Task for Units 3 and 4 contributes 60 per cent.
The examination will contribute 30 per cent.

Previous Experience/Prerequisites

No previous experience is necessary.

Future Pathways

Tertiary courses including Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Fashion and Design. This could include Digital and Media arts related courses. Curatorship is also another pathway.

Cost

$140 per year (2 units)

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