Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

11 VCE Art (11AAR1)

The Course

Unit 1:

Students will learn how to analyse and interpret artworks through different perspectives, understanding how the artist has used personal inspiration and the art elements and principles to make their artwork. Students will also explore personal ideas through trialling a number of techniques, materials and artistic processes to create at least one finished artwork.

Unit 2:

Students will further expand their application of analysis and interpretation by learning how an artist’s culture may have influenced their artwork. By the end of the unit, students will be able to compare and contrast artworks from different cultures using the art elements and principles and by finding common meanings and messages in artists’ work. Students will further develop their technical art-making skills by exploring one or more selected media, materials or techniques to complete one finished piece of artwork. Practical work – 2 classes a week Theory work – 1 class a week


The maturity level of topics studied will be appropriate for students aged 16 and above.

Unit 1 Topics

Unit 2 Topics

Learning and Assessment Activities

Folio based assessment is used for the following activities:

These units lead to

University study of Art, leading to employment in creative industries like fashion, design, curator, art historian, art educator, or working as a professional artist.

Special considerations

Before undertaking VCE Art, you should have satisfactorily completed a Year 10 Visual Art subject and demonstrated sufficient competency in all skill areas. You must undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4.

Costs involved

$100 per unit ($200 per year)

Excursion each semester (approx. $20)

Materials required

For further information see...

Mr Hasley

Study design link