Subjects on offer for 2017
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.
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.
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.