Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design offers a specialist arts and design stream for talented and creative students in these disciplines.
Entrance into the visual arts and design stream is gained via a written application and interview process.
Visual Arts and Design has a strong focus in preparing students with the creative skills required for the 21st century and their active participation in a global environment. In both art making and critical and historical studies, students are encouraged to develop skills in critical thinking and creative solution making.
Creativity is supported through the Creativity Framework –students focus on exercising the imagination, being inquisitive, practising persistence, developing collaboration skills and acquiring discipline in refining their skills.
Image making is created by developing skills in drawing, painting, graphics, installation art, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, digital media, cartoon and animation, photography, video production and jewellery making.
Artstream making activities are extended through our affiliations with the National Art School, Enmore Design Centre TAFE Sydney, the College of Art and Design UNSW and the University of Technology Sydney and particular projects with the Inner West Council. Critical and historical studies are enriched with our affiliate programs with the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art/ National Centre for Creative Learning, the National Gallery of Australia.
Those students with a strong interest in visual arts also have the opportunity to develop advanced skills as a career in such fields as architecture, advertising, animation, video production, fine arts, curators, graphic design, book/magazine illustration, fashion or interior design, film, TV and stage set design, ceramics, photography, magazine layout, digital formats in web design, game design.