Visual Arts

Description

Visual Arts covers a broad field of creative practice that involves the hand, the eye, the intellect and the imagination in conceptualising and creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks, objects and environments which reflect the aesthetic, conceptual and expressive concerns of individuals or groups. Learners acquire the capacity to make practical and aesthetic decisions in the development of a coherent body of work. The subject Visual Arts is about self-expression and offers learners a way to engage meaningfully with, and respond to, their world. It provides opportunities to stimulate and develop learners’ intellect, engaging their creative imagination through visual and tactile experiences and the innovative use of materials and technology in realising their ideas. It also encourages learners to develop an individual visual language and literacy, which is informed and shaped by the study of visual culture, past and present.

Should I take this subject?

If you are talented and enjoy the subject, then take it.  There will be a large amount of theory to study too. 

Careers

Read up in the Field of Visual Arts to find out more about careers within this field. 


Curriculum

 

  • Conceptualising through the development and realisation of creative ideas
  • Making of creative artworks, management of process and presentation, following safe practice
  • Visual culture studies: emphasis on visual literacy

 The practical aspects of the subject include:

  • Learning to engage with a given theme.
  • Developing a personal visual language.
  • Developing and refining interpretive drawing skills.
  • Conceptualizing and documentation of the creative processes.
  • Experimenting and developing technical skills in almost any medium available to the student.






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