ART DESIGN 21F – Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Soltero

In Art Design, students learn to develop visual ideas through the creative design process by studying and applying the techniques of established designers who give popular brands their identity e.g. Quicksilver, Adidas, Adobe, etc. Students learn critical thinking and self management skills that are transferable to many endeavours. 

The design process is central to a wide range of design disciplines from fashion to architecture.   

Student work examples are on our blogsite which also lists all internal assessment tasks; 

In this course - 

• Students select their own theme with teacher guidance within one of three categories: Product, Event or Awareness. 

• Students do not need to know how to draw but we do use sketch books.

• Students learn to use digital media by first working out ideas in their sketch books and then finding the best way to digitally develop these ideas (with teacher guidance and support) working with Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator.

Future Possibilities
Successful completion of this course gives students entry to Art Design 31F or Photography 31F. Entry to tertiary Art and/or design courses is often through folio submission showcasing a range of work, therefore it is recommended that students considering studying Art and/or design at University enrol in two of the following Level 2 courses: Art Design, Art Photography, Art Painting, Art Printmaking, Art Sculpture. 

See Mr Soltero for more information.


ART DESIGN 31F – Full Year, ART DESIGN 31S - Semester, ART PHOTOGRAPHY 31F – Full Year, ART PHOTOGRAPHY 31S - Semester

Recommended Prior Learning

Maturity, enthusiasm and ability to work independently are required. Successful completion of Art11F is an advantage because these students tend to know how to manage relatively large independent projects and are more aware of how the creative process operates.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91320 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

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