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 first paragraph of Area of Study 1
- page 25 - correction to first Key Knowledge dot point and Key Skill for Outcome 1
Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.
Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design (updated 17 July 2020)
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Studio Arts.
VCE Studio Arts: Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2020 (updated 29 July 2020)
VCE Studio Arts School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Studio Arts examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
Art elements and principles
Establishing a studio practice - resource
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions raised during the Art state-wide implementation briefings held throughout 2016.
Implementation workshop presentation
Presentation notes from the Studio Arts state-wide implementation briefings held throughout 2016.
Professional Learning resources and presentations (FUSE)
School-assessed Task and School-assessed Coursework professional learning resources and presentations for 2017.
A summary of the VCE Studio Arts Study Design for 2017-2022.
VCE Studio Arts 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 2017–2020 for VCE Studio Arts.
Study Review Plan
The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Studio Arts, 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 Studio Arts 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
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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.