Level 2 Art Sculpture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Lupton


Sculpture is an exciting and diverse visual arts course, highly reflective of current contemporary art practice. We place a high emphasis on contemporary and experimental modes of engaging with three-dimensional form and communicating ideas in a three-dimensional way. 

Sculpture students will work with diverse and unique materials. Sculptural ideas can often be expressed through relevant sub-disciplines such as ceramic and clay art, performance art, sound art, video/time-based art, social-practice art, and installation art. In using a visual diary and referring to an extensive and exciting range of contemporary sculptors, students will research, explore, generate and clarify their ideas. Students will learn how to select and use a wide range of sculpture materials in ways that best explore thematic questions and communicate ideas.

Adaptive, innovative and creative problem solving are key attributes that students who take this course tend to adopt quickly. These skills are highly relevant to a diverse range of tertiary and career pathways that are project and/or research based.


Course Overview

Term 1
What is Sculpture? Introduction to Sculptural Techniques through a series of workshops:
-Soft Sculpture
-Video Art
-Video and installation
Achievement Standard 2.3 Started - Developing Ideas in Sculpture

Term 2
Starting work on your folio board: Board 1

Creating drawings, maquette and 4-5 sculptures for board 1 of your folio board.

Term 3
Starting work on board 2 of your folio board

Creating more developed and refined sculptural works for board 2 of your folio.

Focusing on the layout of your folio board, printing out work and sticking onto your folio board.
Your folio board is due at the beginning of Term 4.

Term 4
All course work complete.

Recommended Prior Learning

Prefer Year 11 Visual Art and/or Year 11 Photography.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$80 Take Home Contribution. Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $80 for the cost of materials.

Stationery for the course is a seperate cost. Costs are subject to changes based on 2022 price changes.

Description Type Value
Take Home Component Non-Voluntary $80.00
Sculpture Stationery (Materials and Equipment) Voluntary $50.00


Year 13 Sculpture and Scholarship. This course can be complemented by other Visual Art, Photography and Art History courses.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91319 v2
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established sculpture practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91324 v2
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within sculpture
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.