- Senior Years (11–12) Syllabuses
- Visual Arts
- Summary of Visual Arts Syllabus Amendments
Summary of changes to the Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus
(commencing 2009 HSC course)
- There has been a reduction from 15 to 12 expressive forms (see page 32 of the syllabus).
- Photography and Digital Media expressive forms have been amalgamated into one expressive form: Photomedia.
- The Designed Objects and Environments expressive form has been changed to Designed Objects.
- Film and Video, Interactives and Digital Animation expressive forms have been amalgamated into one expressive form: Time-based Forms.
- The submission requirements in Time-based Forms (Film and Video, Interactives and Digital Animation) have been updated to accommodate developments in technology.
- The duration of all time-based submissions has been set at a maximum of 6 minutes (including credits).
- The duration of time-based forms submitted as part of a Body of Work in another expressive form has been capped at 3 minutes (including credits), except in the Documented Forms expressive form where the time-based work is the entire submission.
- The expressive forms table (pages 32-36 of the syllabus) has been revised to provide consistent advice about the size, weight and duration of submitted works.
Course prescriptions for size, weight, dangerous and prohibited materials and duration
- The explanation of how to determine the volume of a body of work has been simplified (see page 46 of the syllabus).
- The maximum weight of a submission has been changed from 34.4 kgs to 35 kgs (page 46).
- Advice about the number of screens for the simultaneous viewing of time-based works has been included (page 46).
- A separate section advising teachers and students about dangerous and prohibited materials has been included (pages 46–47).
Display requirements and instructions for the marking of the Body of Work
- Advice about the display and set up of works and the need for clear, easy-to-follow instructions has been included on page 47.
The role of the Visual Arts Process Diary in the marking process
- The role of the Visual Arts Process Diary in the marking process has been clarified on page 47.
(See Official Notice BOS 45/08, Vol 17 No 4)
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