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Overview

The 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.

  • Acquire skills in interpretation, communication, performance and critical analysis which can be transferred to learning in all other subjects.
  • Explore personal and community issues and develop social and interpersonal skills through working as groups to build performances.
  • Develop the talents and capabilities of all students, physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
  • Be creative and expressive, as well as developing their self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • The study of Drama, Dance and Theatre Studies can be employed in a variety of professions including, but not limited to, theatre, media, communications and community cultural development.

Key Study Areas

This is an introduction to the world of Dramatic Arts. Skills include different ways to use body movements, facial expressions and voice to help tell a story or share a feeling, thought or idea of a character. The course begins with Physical Theatre, Movement and Mime whilst learning some of the basic elements of Drama (Space, Mood, Sound and Rhythm). Students then have an opportunity to work with masks in order to enhance their performance of Commedia dell’arte. Other elements of Drama (Climax, Conflict, Contrast, Symbol and Tension) are also incorporated.

Students are introduced to a variety of exciting rhythmic and melodic instruments. All students are given the opportunity to perform solos and in small groups. Singing, body percussion and learning the Guitar and Keyboard, are all ways of learning Music in Year 7.

Students study a great variety of music including Classical music and popular songs. Students form small groups and prepare and perform on instruments including voice, keyboard, guitar and percussion. Students begin to understand the power of music in society and how music is used in Film and Television. Students experience music from all around the world.

In year 9, students will expand on the basics covered in years 7 and 8. They will be able to select from the electives of Dance, Drama, and Music.

In year 10, students can expand upon the electives of Dance, Drama, and Music. Theatre Studies is also introduced a further option to study.

In year 11, students are able to even more seriously develop their skills in the four elective areas of Dance, Drama, Music, and Theatre Studies.

In year 12, students can specialise in two major focus areas: Dance and Theatre Studies. Both subjects will give the students the specific skills to pursue the disciplines beyond secondary schooling.

Subjects

Students study a great variety of music including Classical music and popular songs. Students form small groups and prepare and perform on instruments including voice, keyboard, guitar and percussion.
Students begin to understand the power of music in society and how music is used in Film and Television. Students experience music from all around the world.

This is an introduction to the world of Dramatic Arts. Skills include different ways to use body movements, facial expressions and voice to help tell a story or share a feeling, thought or idea of a character. The course begins with Physical Theatre, Movement and Mime whilst learning some of the basic elements of Drama (Space, Mood, Sound and Rhythm). Students then have an opportunity to work with masks in order to enhance their performance of Commedia dell’arte. Other elements of Drama (Climax, Conflict, Contrast, Symbol and Tension) are also incorporated. The final topic is Performance Analysis, where a professional performance is viewed and studied to evaluate how professional actors employ the Elements of Drama in effective ways.

The Dance course exposes students to various dance styles such as Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern Contemporary and Street Dance. Students learn about safe dance practice, dance techniques and performance skills. Students learn composition skills as well as dances learned from a choreographer. They will also develop their knowledge of dance terms and the creative arts industry. Students will have the opportunity to display their talents at various showcases, as well as other scheduled events.

Theatre Studies enables students to creatively and imaginatively explore and experiment with theatrical possibilities. It provides students with the opportunity to become involved in the college special events program. Students will learn about theatrical styles and traditions and develop expertise in various production roles through both research and practice. The course builds knowledge of theatrical design,
sets, props, make-up, costume, lighting and sound technology, publicity and promotion, stage management and direction. Students will develop an understanding of the production process from conception and design through to performance.

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