Subjects on offer
Students learn either performance practice for solo or an ensemble instrument, music theory and music composition, or develop skills in music software. This course is for students with or without formal musical training.
Creative Arts (Dance)
Students develop creative, technical, and physical understanding, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Dance has its own specific language and processes that students learn in theory and practice through the study of technique, composition, choreography, performance, and critical analysis. Dance offers opportunities for the development of students’ creativity, self-discipline, self-esteem, personal identity, and confidence. This is achieved through experiences that encourage collaboration and creative problem-solving, the acquisition of skills, knowledge, and understanding, and the development of aesthetic awareness.
Creative Arts (Photo)
Students develop their creative skills through camera handling, darkroom practice and digital skills exploration. They actively participate in the development and presentation of creative arts products. Design elements and developmental work support individual creative interests, working towards a final artwork.
Students acquire the skills and understanding to generate creative and imaginative solutions to the challenge of staging theatrical works. Drama values the exploration of all forms of learning, integrating the creative with the physical and the intellectual. Students analyse texts and other materials, performances, and their own learning. As students experience diverse perspectives and challenge their own imaginations, they have the opportunity to develop confidence in their own ideas.
Students will develop skills in film production including pre and post production techniques, investigate genre through practical response to conventions, and generate an individual product allowing them to explore and apply acquired film making skills, and to explore story telling processes.
Students produce resolved artworks, working together on collaborative artistic projects. This is supported by developmental works in using materials/technique and an exploration of historical and contemporary artworks. An explorative research project is based on a chosen artist or technique. It emphasises visual thinking, investigation, the ability to develop ideas and concepts, refine technical skills, and produce imaginative solutions.