Specialist Visual Arts

Department of Education Endorsed Specialist Program

Armadale SHS Specialist Visual Arts Program offers a unique opportunity to study and explore their passion and love of the visual arts. This course is recognised and accredited by the Department of Education and is one of two schools in WA that offers this comprehensive course. This program allows lower school students to meet with their art teacher four times a week, giving them an in-depth experience. In the course students will develop advanced arts knowledge and skills that will prepare them for senior school, employment, TAFE and University entry.

Visual Arts Specialist Program Details

This program runs from Year 7 to Year 10. Throughout this course, students will learn an extensive range of art skills and techniques, demonstrating these in unique and imaginative ways; such as designing original characters, painting skateboard decks, creating 3D models and exploring digital art. In this program, students will be inspired in new ways and experience an in-depth look into the art industry with guest speakers and workshops from Perth based artists that specialise in multiple streams ranging from University Visual Arts students to tattoo artists to professional cartoonists and animators. Our program looks at Visual Arts in the wider community, taking students on excursions to various museums, AGWA and the zoo to show how important creativity and art is.

As a pathway, we strive for student achievement and outcomes that leads our students to
completing a Certificate III in Visual Arts qualification in upper school.

Students will study the same amount of English, Mathematics, Science and Society & Environment classes as regular students but will also study four sessions o Visual Arts per week to ensure high quality development for our next generations of creative problem solvers.

Success of the Program

2019 – Won the Local Artist Award for Outside the Frame

Painted mural at Byford Country Club

Painted community piano located on Jull Street

Participated in Armadale Arts Bush Trail

Shortlist for Education Department official documentation for mental health (2021)

Further information

For further information regarding the Specialist Visual Arts Program please contact Cheryl Rose on 9497 6400

How do I apply?

Complete the Application form and send it to Armadale Senior High School via email armadale.shs@education.wa.edu.au or post.

Download brochure and Application