Digital Art

Year 9
Subject Information

Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area.

Subject Description

Year 9 Media Arts: focuses on developing students’ knowledge, skills and techniques in the area of Digital Art. This involves the creation of artworks (still or video based) using digital technology for presentation to a specific audience. Students will combine traditional and digital mediums to produce digital works inspired by other artists and practitioners. In this subject students will:

  • Be introduced to the various components of planning and creating digital art pieces for a target audience.

  • Be introduced to the functions and use of digital art software including Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC as well as the use of Wacom digital tablets.

  • Analyse their ideas, research appropriate topics and develop their conceptual drawings before making their final products.

The course will include assessment through visual studies, a folio (process journal) and product presented in a multimodal format. Students will be required to work both collaboratively and independently on large scale products – students with strong time management skills and the ability to manage their own self directed learning will have an advantage in this course.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Must purchase an A3 Pocket Display Folder. Students must purchase a 8GB (minimum) SD card for storage of camera-based files. Students will also require a 8GB (minimum) USB for file storage. Course may involve an excursion for photography and filming, which may be at some cost to the students (maximum $15.00).

Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:

Thinking Creatively

Criterion B:

Developing Skills

Criterion D:


Learning Area Map