Year 12 – Arts

Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits)
Contact: Arts Leader

Recommended Background

No prerequisites.
Advantage: Satisfactory completion of a Year 10
and /or Year 11 Arts subject.

Course Description

Stage 2 Creative Arts provides the opportunity for students to negotiate and participate in the development and presentation of Creative Arts products from across the range of arts disciplines, catering for differing
interests across the arts. The following list describes the range of product forms that students might select,
together with prior experience that will be an advantage to students in each:

  • Fashion Design and/or Construction of Fashion Otems including clothing, footwear etc. (Advantage: Child Studies, or textiles experience)
  • Craft Projects (Advantage: Child Studies, or textiles experience)
  • Make Up Design/ Special Effects Makeup etc. (Advantage: Drama experience)
  • Set Design/ props for Theatre or Film (Advantage: Drama experience)
  • Environmental Design, including architecture, interior design, landscape design etc.
  • Product Design, including packaging design, furniture design etc. (Advantage: Visual Arts, Design, CAD, and/or Woodwork experience)
  • Photographic Displays (Advantage: DSLR experience)
  • Artworks, Public Art, Installations (Advantage: Visual Art experience)
  • Digital Music Mixing, including Sibelius and Mixcraft etc. (Advantage: Music experience)
  • Advertising Campaigns including tv, print, web etc. (Advantage: Graphic Design experience)
  • Graphic Design including Logos, Letterheads, Business Cards, Promotional Products etc. (Advantage: Graphic Design experience)
  • Film/Video: documentary, narrative (storytelling), music video clips, local tourism, community events (Advantage: Digital Media experience)
  • Graphic Novels, comic strips for print or digital (Advantage: Digital Media experience)
  • Illustrated Children’s Books for Print or Digital (Advantage: Digital Media experience)
  • Gaming Production including; 3D, 2D, PC, android, iOS etc.(Advantage: Digital Media experience)
  • Animation, including Digital, Stop Motion and Claymation. (Advantage: Digital Media experience)
  • Websites for Business, Personal, Virtual Art Galleries, Museums etc. (Advantage: Digital Media experience).


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

School-based Assessment:

  • Products (50%) – 2 products at 25% each (including a folio of preparatory supporting work for each)
  • Investigation (20%) – 1 investigation at 20% (or two investigations at 10% each if required).

External Assessment:

  • Practical Skills Folio (30%)