Creative Arts

Students will have access to Prendiville’s custom built media laboratory consisting of the latest Apple Macintosh computers, HDD digital video and still cameras, green screens as well as the latest industry standard software programmes including the Adobe Master Collection (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, etc).

Unit 3 – Media Art

In this unit students will analyse, view, listen to and interact with contemporary and traditional examples of media art, identifying techniques and themes, meanings that are created and audiences’ interpretations. They consider the representation of values and technological developments that influence perceptions of art within media work.

Unit 4 – Power and Persuasion

The focus for this unit is power and persuasion. Through this broad focus, students extend their understanding of persuasive media, examining the way the media is able to reflect, challenge and shape values and attitudes. They critically analyse, view, listen to, and interact with a range of media work, considering the purposes and values of producers and audiences.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ATAR Media Production and Analysis Unit 1 and 2 with a minimum C grade.

   

Students spend the majority of their time planning and making two individual artworks that they develop from overarching themes. The course caters for students who wish to explore the following mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, video, textiles, animation, photography, printmaking, glass, or any combination of these.

  

Guest speakers, artists and Art teachers work as a team to coach and mentor students through the practical and theoretical aspects of the course. The syllabus is divided into two units, delivered as a pair (one unit per 15 week semester).

Unit 3:  Commentaries

Unit 4:  Points of view

Prerequisites:  Minimum ‘C’ Grade Year 11 Visual Art ATAR or through discussion with the Head of Learning Area.

Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills, techniques and application of design principles and processes; to analyse problems and possibilities; and to devise innovative strategies within design contexts. There is potential for students to develop transferable skills and vocational competencies while devising innovative designs.

In this context, design may use analogue, and/or digital photographic systems and/or digital media.

Unit 3 – Product Design

The focus for this unit is product design. Students learn that the commercial world is comprised of companies, requiring consumer products, services and brands for a particular audience.

Unit 4 – Cultural Design

The focus for this unit is cultural design. Students learn that society is made up of different groups of people who share diverse values, attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and needs; and that different forms of visual communication transmit these values and beliefs.

Prerequisite: Preferable to have completed Design (Graphics) – General Unit 1 and 2 in Year 11.

Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills, techniques and application of design principles and processes; to analyse problems and possibilities; and to devise innovative strategies within design contexts. There is potential for students to develop transferable skills and vocational competencies while devising innovative designs.

In this context, design may use analogue, and/or digital photographic systems and/or digital media.

Unit 3 – Product Design

The focus for this unit is product design. Students learn that the commercial world is comprised of companies, requiring consumer products, services and brands for a particular audience.

Unit 4 – Cultural Design

The focus for this unit is cultural design. Students learn that society is made up of different groups of people who share diverse values, attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and needs; and that different forms of visual communication transmit these values and beliefs.

Prerequisite: Preferable to have completed Design (Photography) – General Unit 1 and 2 in Year 11.

This is a student driven course that provides an opportunity for students to develop a portfolio of design work for Sandalford Winery. As part of our relationship with the winery, students research, design and print wine labels for the Sandalford Element range and display their work as part of our annual graduation exhibition. Students work in a range of mediums and integrate traditional and digital processes to create their artworks and designs.

 

This subject represents the second year of the two-year course where students have the opportunity to gain a Certificate III in Visual Arts through an auspicing arrangement with North Metro TAFE.

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