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Visual Arts and Technology

The Visual Arts and Technology Department offer a diverse curriculum designed to develop the students’ skills knowledge and understanding of the following learning areas from Years 7-12:

  • Art (Years 7-10)
  • Design Technology – Food (Years 7-10)
  • Design Technology – Wood (Years 7-10)
  • Visual Communication Design (Years 7-10 and VCE)
  • Solar Technology (Year 9)
  • Robotics (Year 9)
  • Photography and Film (Year 9)
  • Animation and Games Design (Year 9)
  • VCE Studio Arts
  • VCE Media
  • VCE VET Furnishing
  • VCE VET Hospitality

Our Visual Arts and Technology Department offers a broad range of subjects delivered by enthusiastic specialists, who nurture confidence and creativity with a strong emphasis on students’ individual needs and commitment to excellence.


In this area of learning students have the opportunity to experience and make artwork using a wide range of traditional studio forms as well as new media. They progressively learn the skills and processes necessary produce images and forms to express their ideas. They also have the opportunity to eventually specialize in art forms and studio practices in a highly personalised way.


This is a VCE course offered to students in Year 11 and 12. Students gain a unique insight into how media has such a powerful and ever present impact on contemporary life. It provides students with the opportunity to analyse media products and concepts in a skill informed and critical way.

Visual Communication Design

This area of learning covers all aspects of graphic design and illustration. It focuses on the development of skills specific to using a broad range of drawing mediums, communication conventions and the historical dimension of design. It also encompasses the use of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to produce digital images and to present concepts visually.

Design Technology - Food

This area of learning allows students to learn about the skills important in the preparation and presentation of food, as well as gain the knowledge that will empower them to take control of their future health.

Design Technology - Wood

In this area of learning students learn about workshop health and safety, workshop production skills and processes, the need for long term sustainability practices, as well as the importance of design.

Solar Technology

This Year 9 elective investigates the global use of non-renewable resources and considers other technologies that have been developed and are in use today as well as the growing number of alternatives currently in the development stage. Students also design and construct a solar powered model.


This Year 9 elective offers a constructivist and problem solving approach to introduce students to the important and ever expanding world of robots in all aspects of daily life. Students also learn project management skills and work collaboratively using Lego Mindstorms NXT/EV3 kits and EV software.

Photography and Film

In this Year 9 elective students learn about the history of photography from the Camera Obscura through to the new digital cameras used today, including I Phone cameras. They also learn how to use Adobe Photoshop software to manipulate photographs they have taken and build an online folio of images.

Animation and Games Design

Animation and Game Design focusses on design and animation for games in the context of the way in which professional game makers develop and produce their products for target audiences. They work through the processes of object orientated programming and coding as well as collaboratively construct a gaming product of their own. The students focus on the production of games using ‘Game Maker’ and simple animations using Adobe Flash.