VCE students experiment with new techniques, materials and art forms, presenting their own visual responses to art, inspired by ideas, concepts and observations. Students evaluate artowrk from difference cultures and periods, examining the ways in which art reflects and communicates values, beliefs and traditions, and using the Analytical Framework to analyse and interpret artwork. The role of art in society is also discussed, and students must present their opinions with the support of selected commentaries and artists' work.
Film, television, news, print and photography are all media forms that are explored in this unit, in which students develop an understanding of media conventions and narratives. Exploring the social and cultural contexts of the construction, production and reception of media narratives assists in the students designing a media product for a specific audience. Students also consider the issues concerning the nature of the media and its audiences and analyse the role of governments in regulating the media.
Product Design and Technology - Fashion or Furniture
This course sees students look at sustainable product redevelopment; work collaboratively to design and develop a group product that takes in factors such as function, aesthetics, material and sustainability; study how new emerging technologies influence the design and development of products; and make judgements about commercial product design and development and evaluate the quality of their own product.
Studio Arts - Fine Art or Photography
This course gives an understanding of the stages of studio practice, and students learn how to present artwork, visiting a variety of exhibitions during the course to inspire creative displays. Students also learn how to develop and refine their work, starting from exploring the initial sources of inspiration to experimenting wtih a range of materials and techniques. By keeping a visual diary to track their progress, they refine their development process and hone their skills in communicating the ideas present in their artwork.
Visual Communication Design
Students learn how to use visual language in order to communicate messages, ideas and concepts. They develop an understanding of the design process, exploring the stages of research, generation of ideas and development of concepts that create visual communications. The influence of social and cultural factors on visual communications is also examined.
VET Creative Digital Media
The program equips students with the skills that are needed to create digital Media presentations. Students develop design and layout skills to create dynamic and interactive digital media programs, and learn how to use software tools and the industry standard multimedia facilities within the College. A work placement in the Media industry broadens their learning.