In this unit students focus on establishing and using a studio practice to produce artworks. The studio practice
includes the formulation and use of an individual approach to documenting sources of inspiration, and experimentation
with selected materials and techniques relevant to specific art forms. Students explore and develop ideas and
subject matter, create aesthetic qualities and record the development of the work in a visual diary as part of the
Through the study of art movements and styles, students begin to understand the use of other artists’ work in
the making of new artworks. Students also develop skills in the visual analysis of artworks. Artworks made by artists
from different times and cultures are analysed to understand developments in studio practice. Using a range of art
periods, movements or styles, students develop a broader knowledge about the history of art. Analysis is used to
understand the artists’ ideas and how they have created aesthetic qualities and subject matter. Comparisons of
contemporary art with historical art styles and movements should be encouraged.
The exhibition of artworks is integral to Unit 2 and students are encouraged to visit a variety of exhibition spaces
throughout the unit, reflect on the different environments and examine how artworks are presented to an audience.
70% practical work 30% Theory
The maturity level of topics studied will be appropriate for students aged 16 and above.
Folio based assessment is used for the following activities:
University study of Art, leading to employment in creative industries like fashion, design or working as a professional artist.
Before undertaking VCE Studio Arts, 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.
$100 per unit ($200 per year)
Mr Hasley, Mr Trew Ms Watson-Davie