Visual Arts is offered at John Curtin College of the Arts as part of a unique arts infused curriculum and arts enrichment program.
About the program
Students develop their creative and artistic abilities in this exciting visual arts program. Your child will learn through a mix of visual inquiry, studio work, exhibition and critical and historical reflection.
Your child will explore and experiment with ideas including painting, glass, sculpture, textiles, graphics, printmaking and jewellery. Students also have the opportunity to participate in workshops conducted by professionals in the field including artists, designers, photographers and curators. Exhibitions and displays of student work are an integral component of the visul arts course.
Gallery visits, sketching excursions, tutor studio classes and exposure to new mediums and technologies are all part of the curriculum designed to help students develop their creative thinking and problem solving abilities.
The program is designed to enrich, extend and accelerate your child's learning.
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Selection of students is through testing, interview and school reports. Students sit the Selective Entrance Test coordinated by the Department of Education. Arts selection is not based on this test, but it is used to develop an appropriate academic curriculum. Students submit a portfolio on request.
Visual arts aptitude demonstrated through:
- ability to express ideas and feelings and the use of visual art elements
- ability to use art media, skills and techniques
- critical thinking skils and capacity to make decisions and solve problems in visual art contexts
- capacity to work with others.
Academic and other achievement as indicated through school reports and interview.
Click here to find out how to apply for the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts program.