12 Art Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Murphy

Digital and graphic design skills are highly visible and important in today's society. Design, illustration and typography are everywhere around us and they make up much of our digital environment. Level 2 Art Design is a fun, creative course which will develop practical and conceptual design skills including:

  • Adobe software skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign)
  • Typography and Logo design skills
  • Illustration/Image making skills
  • Layout design skills e.g. Magazine, Poster, Website. 

At the start of the year the class works through a range of intro tasks together. Students then decide on their folio board focus for the year (within a certain brief). Students are guided to investigate design and illustration styles that suit their strengths and use these to inform the development of a logo design, image making, poster and double page spread design throughout the rest of the year. All of their design work, builds towards a folio board submission in Term Four. There are regular check in dates to help students to manage their time and progress throughout the year.

Students are encouraged to use paper and digital design journals to develop their ideas and thinking skills throughout the year. Creative experimentation. practice with computer skills and regular visual research looking at designers and artists are all important to help students to extend their ideas and skills.

Course Overview

Term 1
Intro to design and Adobe software.
Typography and Logo Design basics.
Drawing and creative thinking tasks.
Developing an idea for your folio board.

Internal Assessment: 2.2

Term 2
Illustration and image making to convey your idea.
Poster Designs.

Internal Asessment 2.3

Term 3
Layout Designs (Double page spread)
Editing and improving your 12 credit folio board and printing your work.

Term 4
Finalise and submit your 12 credit folio board with your developed idea and design pieces on it.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

There is a $50 Art fee that includes external folio submission costs. In addition to this students need to purchase individual equipment listed as stationery.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Art, Year 11 Photography, Year 11 Graphics

Students are able to apply for entry into the 12ADE course if they completed 10ARC or 10 ART. See the TIC of design Ms Murphy.


The Year 12 Art Design course is a prerequisite for Year 13 Design and scholarship. It is an important foundation for any visual or creative career - particularly in Architecture, Graphic Design and Visual Arts including Spatial, Digital, Multi-Media, Moving Image, Animation, Illustration, Interior, Jewelry, Media, Fashion, Film, Publishing, Web Development, Advertising, Marketing.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91315 v2
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91320 v2
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
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: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy 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.

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