Art is one of our most popular choices for middle school students. The development of the knowledge and skills required to use various material and methods form the basis of these preliminary years. Students are encouraged in the process of concept and personal ideation development. Both 2D and 3D options are offered and technology and ICT are integral to all courses. Art appreciation and analysis are key components of courses and deeper appreciation is encouraged by the regular use of gallery visits and visiting artists.
Students can nominate Design from year 10 onwards. All students learn to follow an established design process from concept development to final product. ICT utilises state of the art, professional software. There is a strong focus on design terminology and professional practice as would be expected of a designer – client relationship. An excellent example of this is the application process students undergo to undertake work on the School Magazine.