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Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Amendments are now available for consultation.

Information about syllabus consultation, including an online survey, written submissions and details of face-to-face consultation meetings is available.


2010 HSC and beyond
Visual Arts Syllabus (content unchanged)
Updated August 2013
Also available in Word format

Assessment and examination materials

2010 HSC and beyond
Assessment and reporting in Visual Arts
Published March 2014
Visual Arts – Further advice for teachers and students
Published December 2015
Visual Arts sample written examination format
Published March 2015
Visual Arts – Room set-up for itinerant marking
Published February 2014
Visual Arts – Sample assessment schedule
Published 31 August 2009
Information regarding the 2010 HSC examination in Visual Arts
Updated 23 November 2009
Visual Arts – Summary of HSC examination specifications and assessment requirements
Published 16 February 2009
Visual Arts – HSC examination rubrics
Updated March 2015
HSC Performances and Submitted Works – Advice to Schools Regarding Content
Visual Arts specimen HSC examination resources (PDF)
Visual Arts – performance band descriptions
Resource list:
Support document (PDF, 73 pages, 409 KB)
Word format (73 pages, 680 KB)
Annotated bibliography (PDF, 12 pages, 64 KB)
Word format (12 pages, 60 KB)
Visual Arts Body of Work - Practical Diagram - Comparison of Dimensions (PDF, 1 page, 36 KB)
Summary of changes to revised syllabus – effective for the HSC Exam in 2009
Published 7 October 2008
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Archived material
Previous material developed in relation to the Visual Arts syllabus. Aspects of these documents no longer apply; however, they have been archived for reference.
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