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Visual Art

Visual Arts at NDSHS includes Art in Year 9 &10 and Fashion in Year 10, Visual Art; a General Subject and Visual Arts in Practice; an Applied Subject in Years 11 & 12.
​Year 9 Art ​Year 10 ART ​Year 10 Fashion
​Year 11 Art ​Year 12 Art ​Year 12 Fashion
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Subjects provide an introduction to Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, New Media, Mixed Media and Textiles.
​Painting ​Print Making Sculpture​ and Ceramics ​New Medias
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Students can select to study one semester of Art in Year 9, and one semester or a full year in Year 10. In years 11 and 12 students can complete a 2 year course of study in any of the Art subjects they select,( and they can select more than one ) i.e. Fashion Studies and Visual Art or Visual Art Studies.


Visual Art subjects as well as developing a range of practical art making skills, encourage students to acquire and learn relevant knowledge in a range of media areas. Our focus is for students to develop the skills to create new ideas and make original artworks as they express personal responses to given concepts, inquiry questions and design problems.


Visual Arts Subjects are based around the 

21st Century Skills 


Course Content

The Art, Design and Technology Faculty offers a range of Visual Art Courses. The courses offered in senior are either GENERAL or APPLIED QCAA Syllabuses; for extra information about course details refer to the Junior and Senior Handbooks
Year 9 & 10
Visual Art: Students can choose to study one semester in Year 9, and one semester in Year 10, or alternately a full year in Year 10
Year 9 Artwork
​ ​Year 10 Artwork
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Fashion: Students choose to study one semester, or  alternately  a full year in Year 10. 
Fashion studies is first offered in Year 10
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Year 11 & 12 
Visual Art: is a GENERAL Subject, which counts towards a students ATAR. It is a course with a focus toward students going onto tertiary study: be it either TAFE or University - see Senior Subject Selection Handbook for details.
Year 11 Artwork
Year 12 Artwork
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Visual Arts in Practice: is an APPLIED Subject, which counts towards a students ATAR - see Senior Subject Selection Handbook for details.
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Fashion Studies: is an APPLIED Subject, which counts towards a students ATAR - see Senior Subject Selection Handbook for details.
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ATAR Eligibility
Students need to study at least 4 GENERAL and maximum of 1 APPLIED or 1 Certificate III subjects to be eligible for an ATAR.
Special features
The Visual Art Department is proactive in encouraging students to enter their work into state and national competitions. This includes the Queensland Creative Generation Senior Art Awards, and the Australian Wool Cooperation Wool 4 Skool competition. Noosa District State High School Art students have experienced success at all levels of competition, with students in recent years having their work displayed in GOMA, as well as student work being purchased by the University of the Sunshine Coast for the University Art Collection. The Senior Art Show over the last few years has been at the Cooroy Butter Factory, a public art gallery.


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Each year all students studying an Art course in Years 11 and 12 spend a day in Brisbane visiting both GOMA and the QLD art Gallery.
Fashion students can also visit retail outlets and Fashion Week in Brisbane as part of their course.
There is also the opportunity for students studying any of the Art subjects at Noosa District SHS to be part of the school’s overseas tours. In 2014 students visited the Louvre, as part of a trip to France.


  • Visual Artist, Designer, Fashion Designer, Webpage Designer

  • Commercial Artist, Graphic Designer, Game Designer

  • Architect, Draughtsman, Engineer

  • Cabinet maker, Builder

  • Art Teaching, Primary School Teaching, Secondary School Teacher

  • Museum /Art Gallery Curator

  • Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy

  • Jewellery Designer

  • Florist

  • Interior Designer, Landscape Designer

  • Hospitality

  • Window Dresser - Retail Area

  • Set Design, Costume Design

Creative Industry graduates are sought out in the workplace due to the collaborative learning complex higher order thinking skills which are embedded in the Visual Art & Fashion courses.

Head of Department
Nicole Koinuma

 Mandy McGuire

Last updated 20 October 2018

Last reviewed 20 October 2018