Welcome to The Arts

In the Arts, we advocate the use of critical and creative thinking skills through enquiry-based learning in the contexts of Visual Arts, Media, Design, Music, Drama and Dance. We offer a diverse range of pathways that can lead to further studies at TAFE or University and the creation of a portfolio of work that can lead to jobs within the Arts industries. The Arts also offer a great balance to the STEM subjects and can help students express their beliefs and values in a creative way, using problems solving skills.

Courses

Year 7 & 8

Year 9

Drama

Course Code: <course_code> Domain: <domain> Timetable: <timetable> Length of Course: <duration> Course Information In the Year 9 Drama elective you will safely use the processes, techniques and conventions of drama to refine your performance skills. Throughout the elective you will plan and present extended improvisations to your peers and explore published

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Graphic Design

Course Code: <course_code> Domain: <domain> Timetable: <timetable> Length of Course: <duration> Course Information Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit. Graphic designers find beauty within limitations, working towards the ultimate goal of visually communicating a message. Using a language

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Media

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information In the Media elective, you will be given the opportunity to learn and develop skills within the broad range of film, advertising, animation and digital photography. Emphasising creativity, collaboration and problem solving, you will be given a variety of tasks within

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Music Genre Study

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information In the Music Genre Study elective, you will explore the evolution of contemporary music from 1950’s Rock’n’Roll to 1980’s Synth-Pop and beyond. You will recognise and distinguish between the characteristics of musical sub-genres from a range of contexts. Opportunities will be

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Visual Arts

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information In this elective, you will explore Visual Art forms popular with young people today. You will be given the skills to develop your drawing and learn the techniques to produce realistic art. You will learn how to print, paint, sculpt, plan,

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Year 10

Advertising and Music Videos

Course Code: <course_code> Domain: The Arts Timetable: <timetable> Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Advertising and Music Videos focuses on developing your knowledge and understanding of marketing and advertising and in this course you will view, listen to and analyse interesting and relevant media texts. You will consider how the cultural

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Art Now!

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Contemporary art practice is no longer bound to realistic representation and the artist is free to express and explore ideas through whatever methods best communicate them. The re-interpreting of conventional images and concepts has allowed artists to question what

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Behind the Scenes

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information The people that work behind the scenes are the ones who make theatre magic happen. In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge to undertake the numerous roles needed to create a professional piece of theatre such

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Digital Arts

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information While computers have opened up limitless creative options for artists, making effective artwork requires a mix of technical capabilities and creative intelligence. This course teaches you how to create and present art and design that is technically sound, conceptually

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Documentaries and News

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Documentaries and News focuses on developing your ability to create and analyse non-fiction media. You will view, listen to and analyse interesting and relevant media texts and investigate ways to create meaning by producing your own news reports and

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Drama Academy – Year 10

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Year-long Unit Information The Year 10 Drama Academy helps equip you with the skills necessary to become a proficient, creative, observant and multi-skilled performer in the industry. You will be taught how to build expression, freedom, confidence, energy and resilience as a

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Electronic Sound Design

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Electronic Sound Design is a course that will have you exploring different ways of creating original sounds through the use of GarageBand. You will learn about synthesis, sampling, drum programming, mixing, and composing for film and sound production. Using

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Graphic Design

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information This course is sure to challenge both intermediate and beginning graphic designers. You will work through a series of exciting projects which reflect current graphic design trends and techniques used by design professionals. Projects and activities will incorporate digital

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Landscapes

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you love nature, beautiful places and environmental issues? This multidisciplinary unit on landscape is for you. In this course, we will explore the importance of the land to the indigenous people of Australia and how the French Impressionist artists

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Media Academy

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Year-long Unit Information In this course you will be exposed to different types of photography including portraits, still life, nature, panoramas and flash photography. You will also learn how to use a DSLR camera, composition techniques, lighting, editing, pinhole photography and special

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Music Academy – Year 10

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Year-long Unit Information Music plays an integral role in everyday life as a form of self-expression or celebration; it also serves in a social or cultural role. The Music Academy program is a hands-on course, focusing on the practical exploration of musical

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Portraits

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information This course involves the study of traditional and modern portraiture and developing studio habits and in this course you will explore portraiture in a variety of contexts. You will be introduced to established and contemporary techniques and explore a

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Song Writing Duo

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information In Song Writing Duo pianists and guitarists will join forces to learn what it means to collaborate with other musicians to compose original music. Students will be taught the theory of songwriting as well as the analysis skills that

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Visual Art Academy – Year 10

Course Code:  Domain: The Arts Timetable: Length of Course: Year-long Unit Information This course focuses on making and exploring images in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. In this course you will be encouraged to work in a more independent manner in a studio environment, developing and experimenting with a variety

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Year 11 & 12

Design (Graphic Design) (General)

Course Code: GEDES/GTDES Domain: The Arts Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information ‘Design is the human power to conceive, plan, and realise products that serve human beings in the accomplishment of any individual or collective purpose.’ (Richard Buchanan, Carnegie Mellon University) Design involves the strategic development,

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Drama (General)

Course Code: GEDRA/GTDRA Domain: The Arts Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Drama is a vibrant and varied art form found in play, storytelling, street theatre, festivals, film, television, interactive games, performance art and theatres. It is one of the oldest art forms and part of

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Media Production and Analysis (General)

Course Code: GEMPA/GTMPA Domain: The Arts Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The Media Production and Analysis (General) course aims to prepare all students for a future in a digital and interconnected world by providing the skills, knowledge and understandings to tell their own stories and

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Music (ATAR)

Course Code: AEMUS/ATMUS Domain: The Arts Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Music is an aural art form that involves the exploration, organisation and manipulation of sound and silence. Music has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich students, stimulating imaginative and innovative responses and fostering

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Visual Arts (ATAR)

Course Code: AEVAR/ATVAR Domain: The Arts Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The Visual Arts (ATAR) course encompasses the practice and theory of the broad areas of art, craft and design. Students have opportunities to express their imagination, develop personal imagery, develop skills and engage in

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Visual Arts (General)

Course Code: GEVAR/GTVAR Domain: The Arts Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The Visual Arts (General) course encompasses the practice and theory of the broad areas of art, craft and design. Students have opportunities to express their imagination and develop personal imagery, skills and engage in

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