Art Production Foundation

Art Production – Foundation

ART215112, TASC Level 2, Size Value = 15


Work submitted for assessment must be: produced during the one calendar year; be unique to this course; and not be work submitted for assessment in any other course.


This course consists of three (3) mandatory areas of learning:

  1. COMMON – Students will experience, make and respond to art. Students will be expected to produce finished art works and produce evidence of idea generation and development in their support work.

Students will study a range of art theories and principles, informed by reflection upon their own work and responding to the work of others (artists and students). This should involve reference to a range of artists relevant to the chosen studio area.

  1. STUDIO SPECIFIC – Involves the study of one of the following specialised artistic studios: Ceramics, Craft and Design, Digital Art and Media, Drawing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Life Drawing
  2. RESEARCH AND THEORY – Students must complete three (3) assignments which involve art research and criticism.


COMMON AND STUDIO SPECIFIC – Students will study one of the twelve listed studios and will be assessed using criteria 1 to 6.

RESEARCH AND THEORY – Students must complete a minimum of three (3) internally assessed written assignments (suggested length of 500 words). The topics are negotiated between student and teacher and may focus upon a particular era, period, style or culture/sub-culture. At least one (1) of the three (3) assignments must be non-essay based. eg. create and present a PowerPoint.                                            Assessment is based on criteria 7 and 8.

Support material must be independent of the student’s major completed works so that there is evidence of idea generation and development.


  1. Use the elements and principles of design to solve problems
  2. Recognise and use a variety of artistic conventions
  3. Select and use technologies and techniques
  4. Communicate ideas, emotions and information
  5. Plan, organise and complete activities
  6. Create a body of art work
  7. Observe, reflect on and respond to cultural influences and art works
  8. Evaluate art ideas and information

 Photography   Through the study of this studio, students gain knowledge of photographic techniques and produce a number of films and/or prints that reflect their skills and ideas. Students will develop skills, understanding and knowledge that will allow them to:

  • produce images generated using the camera or using photo-drawing or photogram techniques
  • perform combinations with other mediums (such as drawing, painting and printing)
  • use collage or montage techniques.