Click here for a list of examples of where an interest in Art can lead you, including University Courses, TAFE courses and Apprenticeships. Information provided by the IMVC in their Subject Selection Kit

Why Study Art?

VCE Art encourages artistic development through personal and independent exploration.  It emphasizes innovative thinking and investigation and the ability to progressively develop ideas and personal concepts, and refine skills.  This involves the production of visual solutions, including the use of materials, techniques and processes toward the development of artworks.  Students explore ideas and demonstrate effective working methods, a range of technical skills and aesthetic qualities through a process of investigation and experimentation.  Investigations of art form(s) are an integral part of this exploratory process as is the visual and written documentation of thinking and working practices.

VCE Art aims to develop in students the ability to respond to art in an informed and articulate manner.  With the acquisition of technical and analytical skills, personal involvement and critical study, students develop an ability to interpret and discuss and debate the ideas and issues which it raises.

(Adapted from V.C.A.A. Study Summary: Art 2006-2009)

ART – industry & related information Media Federation of Australia – includes useful information about entering the advertising industry, career and job descriptions. Craft Victoria – provides information about craft projects in Victoria and links to Craft Alliance members. Department of Education & Early Childhood Development Workforce Planning Unit – includes downloadable information on becoming a teacher. Design Institute of Australia – site has a good downloadable booklet titled “A Career as a Professional Designer”. Diversional Therapy Association – information about the role of diversional therapists, employment opportunities and pathways. Manufacturing Skills Australia – site includes downloadable information sheets on various manufacturing areas, including crafts, clothing, textiles and footwear. Printing Industries Association of Australia – site has a downloadable 8 minute film that looks at the print industry and career pathways. The National Baking Industry Association of Victoria – good career information including downloadable case studies and links to training organisations.