Students explore a variety of visual media as a mandatory requirement from the Board of Studies. They are engaged in approximately three hours a fortnight.
Students are able to undertake a tailored course of study with choices from twelve semester courses including photography, digital media, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, film and video and painting. This enables students to undertake both 100 and 200 hour School Certificate courses. This provides a broader course of study than offered by the mandatory course and allows students to specialize in areas that interest them.
Students are engaged in practical and art appreciation work to gain an HSC. This is one of the most successful HSC courses at CTHS, with many students achieving band 6. Student works have been selected for the prestigious Art Express Exhibition every year since 1993 (an unprecedented record).