HSC Intensive Studio Practice 
The National Art School

The NAS HSC Intensive Studio Practice is endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority and has been offered by NAS to Year 11 Visual Arts students in all government and non-government high schools since 2000. This course is designed for students from both government and non-government seeking to further their studies in Visual Arts in Year 12 and beyond to tertiary level and who are considering a career in the Visual Arts. Applicants must be nominated by their Visual Arts teacher and must be those who are achieving at the highest level of excellence in their Preliminary Course and who demonstrate a mature attitude to their studies. Application is via the link on this page. Please fill in a separate online application for each student.


Students will investigate and combine a range of printmaking processes to extend and enrich their knowledge and scope of the printmaking studio. They will focus on the use of etching in an exploration of contemporary technical, aesthetic and creative concerns. The course will promote independent research and foster the development of individual ideas to produce a folio of prints.