Course Code: 
Domain: The Arts
Length of Course: Trimester

Unit Information

This course involves the study of traditional and modern portraiture and developing studio habits and in this course you will explore portraiture in a variety of contexts.

You will be introduced to established and contemporary techniques and explore a wide range of art materials to find visual solutions to challenges. You will learn how to grid, freehand, paint, print and sculpt with conventional and unconventional materials. You will also learn about proportions, the anatomical structure of the human face and head, experiment with a variety of techniques, learn to be more observant and discover how to set up a portrait for maximum impact. You will create several beautiful art pieces utilising drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

The theoretical aspects of this course focus on gaining an appreciation for art in both traditional and contemporary society as well as from other cultures.

Pathway Information




This course is further complimented by:

  • Visual Art (ATAR)
  • Visual Art (General)

Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:

  • Certificate III Visual Art
  • Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma of Visual Arts

This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:

  • Artist
  • Museum Officer
  • Merchandiser
  • Interior Decorator
  • Multimedia Developer

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $100