Art is a fundamental dimension of human life. Throughout history the visual arts have given form and meaning to ideas and feelings and provided ways for people to express and communicate experience. The Visual Arts course encompasses the practice and theory of the broad areas of art, craft and design. Students have opportunities to express their imagination and develop personal imagery, develop skills, and engage in the making and presentation of artworks. They develop aesthetic understandings and a critical awareness that assists them to appreciate and make informed evaluations of art. The Visual Arts ATAR and General courses encourage students to develop problem-solving skills together with creative and analytical ways of thinking enabling students to make connections to relevant fields of study and to more generally prepare them for creative thinking and problem-solving in future work and life.