Burnside High School Burnside High School

Year 10 Visual Art

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Dwyer.

Students will focus on the practical areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, design, printmaking and photography. Students will use a wide range of media and techniques throughout the year. Considerable emphasis is placed upon developing an understanding of the processes and procedures of how and why Art is made.

Students will examine the work of a range of established artists and use them as models to generate and develop ideas in a systematic and meaningful way. This will result in the completion of a 2 Panel folio. This course leads on to Year 11 Art and the more specialist Visual Arts subjects in the Year 12 and 13.


This is a Year 10 full year optional course. 

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Year 10 Visual Arts Course Slideshow

Learning Areas:

Creative Arts


NCEA Level 1 Visual Art

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Tailor/Dressmaker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Urban/Regional Planner, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Technical Writer, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Information Technology Architect, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Florist, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, User Experience Designer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a cost of $53 which contributes toward art materials and folio boards. Students are expected to supply their own stationery.