Visual Arts & Design
Employment in this field is varied and can range from providing visual communication for display, websites, print and other media through to exhibiting as an artist.
Good visual communication skills are essential in a content driven society. At Wyndham College you'll experiment with a range of visual media and industry standard software which will prepare you well for further study and your future career.
Visual Arts involves students in art making, art criticism and art history. Students use a process of ideas and experiment with a variety of art making techniques and media. In the theory component, students critically and historically investigate artworks, critics, historians and artists from Australia as well as from other cultures, traditions and times. The Preliminary course is broad, while the HSC course provides for deeper, increasingly more independent investigations culminating in the ‘body of work’ (formerly the “major artwork”). In the HSC course students will pursue their own practical interests, culminating in the making of a `body of work’. Students work in many areas including: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, computer digital imaging, multi media, design to film and animation. These can also be the focus for the submitted HSC artworks.
Ron Pratt HT
This course is for students interested in learning the basic principals and fundamental skills in Art Photography. Photography is a practical based course, part of the Visual Arts Faculty. Many students have undertaken this course prior to gaining careers in the photographic, arts or design industry whilst some students elect this course to support their Visual Arts Studies. Photography, visual imagery and its products are an integral part of our lives. We view significant events in snapshots, daily in newspapers and on the television news; we study pictures that figure prominently in magazines and books; we see satellite photographs of cloud cover on television weather reports; we know the surface of Mars and the moons of Jupiter from computer-enhanced images transmitted across space; we take x-ray photographs of our interiors to a doctor for interpretation; we use photocopiers and fax machines as standard office equipment and understand how photo technologies extend across the arts to mass media, information technology as well as advertising, fashion, popular culture and new digital directions/technology.
Visual Design is a Digital studio based course that encompasses Graphic design, Publications, Illustration Animation etc. Students work with industry standard Adobe applications and are taught by one of Australia's Adobe Education Leaders.
The Visual Design course encourages students to explore design practice in contemporary society and promotes imaginative and innovative approaches to design within the context of Australian environment and culture.
Film Studies at Wyndham College offers students new ways to communicate their ideas, experiences and perceptions of the world through electronic technologies.
These technologies are an important means of understanding, constructing, appreciating and communicating social and cultural values of the past, present and imaging the future.
Filmmaking is a collaborative art form that involves the creative interaction of individuals using a range of artistic, technical and literacy skills.
The technical and critical study in this course involves the making and appreciation of film. It offers students the extensive knowledge, skills and appreciation required to pursue a career in film making as further study after their HSC.