Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

12 VCE Art (12AAR1)

The Course

Unit 3 Students will further develop their analysis and interpretation skills to be able to compare and contrast artworks from a variety of cultures and timeframes. On completion of the unit, students will be able to apply the design process to develop personal ideas, explore varied media, and materials, as well as reflect on their art-making skills and how they can improve their work.

In Unit 4,  students will discuss and debate art issues using selected artist(s) works in conjunction with the help of commentaries about the artwork. Students will progressively develop their personal ideas and concepts in a body of work, that contains at least one finished work, that has been supported by regular reflections and annotations explaining their inspirations as well as their use of the art elements and principles.

2 classes per week - Practical work 1 class per week - Theory work


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


Unit 3 Topics

Unit 4 Topics

Learning and Assessment Activities

Outcome 1: Unit 3: SAC 

Outcome 2: Unit 3 Folio

Outcome 1: Unit 4 SAC 

Examine and anlyse an art idea and its related issues to inform their viewpoint.

2: Unit 4 Folio:

Final exam – Written exam

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, Ms Boland, Ms Watson-Davie 

Study design link