Visual Arts as a subject provides for various interpretations of the visual arts in the areas of art, craft, and design. The theme is sustained through practical work and theoretical knowledge within a framework which forms the basis for content and accommodates a wide range of student ability.

The knowledge, understanding, skills, and values gained from the subject assist students in building conceptual and practical skills which can be applied in art, craft, design and related to careers in a real-world context.

Visual Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally.