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The Arts

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Creative Industries a​nd Arts​

​​​​Through studying in the Creative Industries and Arts, students build a broad range of skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, personal resilience through technology and creativity. Through the Elective Learning Opportunities, students are able to access all five arts strands from Years 7 to 9. These electives lead directly to senior with all five arts strands being offered in Year 10 and as part of the Years 11 and 12 Senior Pathway.

Dance

In dance, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills to communicate ideas using the elements of dance, including space, time, dynamics and relationships. They will work with the body as the instrument and movement as the medium of dance, using dance composition processes to explore, organise and refine movement for choreography and performance. Students are able to undertake Dance throughout junior secondary as an elective subject for one semester per year. In Year 10 they can undertake it for a full year, with options for continuing their Dance studies in Year 11 and 12.

Drama

In drama, students explore, depict and celebrate human experience by imagining and representing other people through live enactment. Drama is a collaborative art, combining physical, verbal, visual and aural dimensions. In drama students experience theatre and develop an understanding of the performer/audience relationship. Students are able to undertake Drama throughout junior secondary as an elective subject for one semester per year.  In senior, they can undertake it for a full year in Year 10 in readiness for General Drama.

Media Arts and Film, TV and New Media

In a world now flooded with mobile media platforms, media arts students develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the creative use of communications technologies and digital materials to tell stories and explore concepts for diverse purposes and audiences. Media artists represent the world using multiple platforms such as television, film, newspapers, radio, video games, the internet and mobile media. Students are able to undertake Media Arts throughout junior secondary as an elective subject for one semester per year. In senior, they can undertake it for a full year in Year 10 in readiness for General Film, TV and New Media.

Music

In music, students use the concepts and materials of music to compose, improvise, arrange, perform, conduct and respond to their own and others’ work. They learn the elements of music and apply this knowledge to the materials of music, including the voice, instruments, found sound sources and information and communication technology. Music is developmental and relies on the sequential progressi​on of critical literacies, including aural, kinaesthetic, oral, visual, written and digital. Therefore the junior music program allows students to develop their musicianship and musical skills sequentially. Students are able to undertake Music throughout junior secondary as an elective subject for one semester per year, and both semesters in Year 9.  In senior they can undertake it for a full year in Year 10 in readiness for Music in senior. Students may apply to undertake Senior Music Extension in Year 12.

Year 7 Music Immersion Program, 2022 

The Music Immersion Program will cater for students who are currently engaged in music learning, have a passion for music and are interested in accelerating their musicianship skills. The 2022 Music Immersion Program is highly recommended for those Year 6 students who:

  • are currently enrolled in the Primary Instrumental Program – strings, woodwind, brass, percussion
  • play the guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), ukulele, piano, drum kit or receive private tuition
  • are vocalists and/or receive private tuition and/or participate in the choir
  • create music using software and technology (FL Studio, Garage Band, Logic, Abelton).​

The Music Immersion Program is considered an ELO (Enhanced Learning Option). Participation in this program will ensure students have the necessary skills to continue studying music in future years. Music Immersion aims to develop students’:

  • rehearsal and practising strategies for solo and small ensemble performances, 
  • ability to create, compose and record music using technology and/or real instruments/voice,
  • understanding of music theory and music from a diverse range of genres and styles,
  • confidence when performing in live settings,
  • participate in workshops conducted by professional musicians in the creative industries,
  • participate in excursions and view live performances.

Limited places are available.

The program brochure and application form can be found under the related links panel.

Visual Art

In visual arts students learn through direct engagement with two, three and four-dimensional art and design practices and concepts, theories, histories and critiques. They develop skills, knowledge, understandings and techniques as artists, designers, critics and audiences. Students are able to undertake Visual Art throughout junior secondary as an elective subject for one semester per year.  In senior, they can undertake it for a full year in Year 10 in readiness for either General Visual Art or Visual Arts in Practice.​

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Last reviewed 20 December 2021
Last updated 20 December 2021