Units 3&4 Code - ART12
In Unit 3 of Art students focus on producing a self initiated folio that includes inter media and/or cross media explorations and interpretations. This body of work is further resolved and developed in Unit 4. The final folio must show documentation of exploratory work including a range of innovative visual solutions which reflect the evolution of ideas, concepts and skills.
The theory component of Unit 3 focuses on using interpretive frameworks to respond critically to at least two artworks by two artists from two different periods of time; one pre 1970’s and one post 1970. In Unit 4 students explore the meaning and messages of Art through interpretation of selected artworks with references to commentaries on art. Students submit a number of outcomes using various assessment tasks including essays, short reports and oral presentations.
Areas of Study
|Unit 3||Unit 4|
|1 - Folio
Students undertake a broad and innovative investigation, testing materials and techniques through inter media explorations to communicate ideas, directions and individual concepts.
2 - Theory
Students interpret different aspects of an artwork's meaning and messages and compare artworks through the application of interpretive frameworks.
|1 - Folio
Students realise and resolve a sustained and articulate inter media folio that communicates concepts, observations and/or ideas with technical skill and awareness of aesthetic qualities.
2 - Theory
Students critically discuss commentaries on artworks and apply interpretive frameworks in the analysis of selected artworks to support personal points of view about their meanings and messages.
School Assessed Folio Task - assessed by the school and subject to review by the Board of Studies. 50% of total mark.
School Assessed Coursework – a series of essays/written reports. 20% of total mark.
Exam - assessed externally. 30% of total mark.
Students wishing to pursue Art and Design Careers are advised to prepare a folio by selecting both Art and Visual Communication and Design subjects. Students should seek further information from the Visual Arts staff, the Careers Centre and relevant Tertiary Institutions. The Arts Faculty cannot fund the price of some of the specialist materials selected by students at VCE level; therefore, students and parents must be aware that the cost of such materials will be passed on to individual students through their accounts. Students are expected to participate in compulsory excursions throughout the course to relevant galleries, workshops, and displays. Students are also encouraged and expected to visit and view galleries and displays in their own time. The Visual Arts Faculty cannot fund the price of some of the materials selected by students at V.C.E. level; therefore, students and parents must be aware that the cost of such materials will be passed on to individual students as necessary through their school accounts.