Visual Communication & Design

Visual Communication & Design

Course Summary

Art you interesting in communicating ideas through visual language? Are you creative and like to design? By studying Visual Communication & Design you will engage in a range of activities to develop technical drawing skills (manual and digital), learn how to apply the design process and develop a sense of design aesthetics. You will be equipped to study and analyse existing designers to understand how they attract and engage their audience.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write reports
  • Complete projects
  • Document a folio of works across the semester

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $60

Excursion $50

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $70

Excursion $50

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Sport & Recreation

Sport & Recreation

Course Summary

Are you interested in planning, organising and managing sport and fitness activities? Are you passionate about the sport and fitness industry? Studying Sport and Recreation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to start working in this industry. You will gain the skills you need to work with others. This VET course will be delivered through a mixture of theory and hands-on practice.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: Certificate III SIS30115 in Sport and Recreation

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn the skills required for officiating
  • Develop an understanding of drugs in sport
  • Complete your First Aid Certification
  • Undertake structured workplace learning in a relevant sporting industry
  • Conduct a sport and recreation session
Find out more about VET Sport & Recreation
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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Workbook $125

First Aid – Level 2 $100

Polo Shirt $45 (Optional)

Unit 3 & 4

Workbook $125

Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Derek Bowey

Literature

Literature

Course Summary

VCE Literature provides opportunities for you to develop an awareness of other people, places and cultures and explore the way texts represent the complexity of human experience. This subject equips you with skills to examine the evolving and dialogic nature of texts, the changing contexts in which they were produced and notions of value. You’ll develop an understanding and appreciation of literature, and an ability to reflect critically on the aesthetic and intellectual aspects of texts. The study of Literature enables you to consider the power and complexity of language, the ways literary features and techniques contribute to meaning and the significance of form and structure.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop critical and creative responses and deepen your understanding of the meaning of texts by studying literacy elements such as narrative, the characters, the language and structure of the text
  • Explore the impact of culture as an influence on understanding and interpretation of the text
  • Complete frequent and detailed reading and writing
  • Reflect and develop individual interpretations
  • Explore adaptations and transformations, creative responses to texts, literary perspectives and close analysis

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Texts Hire $13

Unit 3 & 4

Texts Hire $63

Pearson English Skills Workbook $51 (if not purchased previously)

Learning Area Contact

English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Music Investigation

Music Investigation (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

Music Investigation requires you to design an Investigation Topic based on your musical interests that have a performance-based outcome. This topic determines the scope, content and direction of your study across the year. Your work for each Area of Study, Outcome and Assessment Task, including the end-of-year performance examination, must draw on content relevant to the Investigation Topic. This subject is only available to students in their final year of VCE. You cannot select this subject unless they have had discussions with relevant music teaching staff.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Complete a research report and presentation
  • Undertake a technical demonstration and discussion
  • Respond to questions based on mini-program performance of Unit 3 work
  • Undertake Composition/Improvisation/Arrangement
  • Sit an external performance examination

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Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Music Styles & Composition

Music Styles & Composition

Course Summary

Do you enjoy studying music? Do you want to create music yourself? In Music Style and Composition you will investigate ways composers and/or creators treat elements of music and use compositional devices to create effects and elicit responses. Listening and responding to music from a wide range of music styles will enable you to improve your familiarity with elements of music and ways composers/music creators treat these elements and use compositional devices to create specific effects. You will compose and/or arrange music for a multi-disciplinary work of your choice in response to an understanding of the music and the creative processes studied.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write responses to musical excerpts
  • Complete oral and visual analysis of selected works for study
  • Document a folio of original compositions
  • Sit an end of year oral and written examination

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Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower