Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.
Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.
Please note: corrections have been made to the VCE Adjusted Study Design for 2020 to fix inconsistencies and errors in the original adjusted version (published on 1 May 2020). The corrections made were:
- page 24 – correction to last paragraph of the introduction of Unit 4
- page 26 – correction to last Key skill for Outcome 2
- page 27 – correction to Outcome 2 and the listed assessment task
Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.
Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Art.
ViewAdjusted VCE Art: Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2020 (updated 7 July 2020)
VCE Art School-based Assessment report
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Art examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
A summary of the VCE Art Study Design for 2017-2022.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions raised during the Art state-wide implementation briefings held throughout 2016.
Art elements and principles
Implementation workshop presentation
Presentation notes from the Art state-wide implementation briefings held throughout 2016.
VCE Art School-assessed Task professional learning
The link will take you to advice for the School-assessed Task, School-assessed Coursework and folio and assessment examples from the VCAA School-assessed Task professional learning sessions from 2017–2022 for VCE Art.
Study Review Plan
The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Art, being conducted in 2020/21. The Study Review Plan is currently being updated to reflect the new timelines due to the 12-month extension to the accreditation periods for all currently accredited VCE study designs. The updated Study Review Plan will be published soon. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).
Consultation on the proposed VCE Art Study Design will be conducted in 2020/21. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2020/21. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the
Study Design - Accreditation period 2017-2022
The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.
Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage.
Curriculum Manager - Visual Art, Communication Design and Media
tel: + 61 3 9059 5147
Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.