13 Art Sculpture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Lupton

Recommended Prior Learning

Prefer any Year 12 Visual Art or Photography subject (ideally Year 12 Sculpture, but not compulsory) with an Achieved in the external standard or by pre-approval of the TIC.


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
Proposal for Folio Board: Deciding on a theme
Starting 3.3: Drawing and Marquettes

Term 2
3.3 Formative Assessment

Term 3
3.3 Summative
Start 3.4

Term 4
3.4 Due (3 folio boards) early Term 4
All work complete early Term 4.

Learning Areas:

The Arts

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Architect, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Landscape Architect, Secondary School Teacher

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$80 Take Home Component. 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.

Note: There is a seperate cost of $50.00 for stationery such as air dry clay, sculpey, A3 visual diary etc (see stationery list).

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

Pathway Tags

Bachelors degree in: Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Design, Stage/Screen Design, Architecture (Interior, Landscape), Diploma studies in: Visual Arts, Design, Set/Props, Film/Television, Other tertiary courses with heavy research and/or project-based programs.

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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.