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.