The content endorsed course of visual design provides opportunities for students to use frames to explore visual design, its development and history. Students develop their knowledge and skills in a broad range of art making techniques and use a process diary as they develop their ideas. The HSC course involves both a written exam and submitted artworks, all marked internally.
Visual design teaching and learning resources may be useful for programming in Stage 6.
Designing and making
Students will develop knowledge and skills in designing and making when:
- using judgement when making artistic visual design decisions for varying contexts, audience purposes, and situations
- making artworks exploring content through the frames
- using research to guide artistic visual design practice
- experimenting with various processes, techniques and skills adapted from various artistic design styles
- considering, interpreting and influencing meaning when constructing layers of their visual design works.
Critical and historical studies
Students will learn about critical and historical studies when:
- assessing and describing particular artists, artworks, audience responses and representations of the world through visual design and designers
- investigating points of view expressed through art by artists/designers in various styles and interpretations of the world
- using judgment to justify and argue qualities and meaning of an artwork/art design or an event as represented through art history
- studying representations of history in artworks as portrayed by an artist/ designer’s ideas, issues, events, circumstances, beliefs and technologies
- reading, viewing and criticising critical and historical interpretations and evaluations of artworks/ designs, exhibitions, personal and written accounts.