Year 11 and 12
Visual Arts encourages students to express themselves in visual form as well as written form. Students learn about artmaking and learn how to make art in a variety of forms, culminating in the development of a 'body of work' in the HSC course. Students critically and historically investigate the practice of artists, critics and historians.
In the Preliminary Course students develop skills in a variety of expressive forms such as: Document forms, Collection of Works, Drawing, Painting, Photomedia, Printmaking, Textiles and Fibre, Graphic design, Digital Imagery, Designed Objects, Sculpture, Ceramics, Time-based forms (Film) and in areas of interest to individual students.
In the HSC Course students refine their new skills and use them to develop a Body of Work with conceptual strength. The course works on a basic 50% practical and 50% theory basis.
In both the Preliminary and HSC Courses students will gain a wide experience in
- Musicology and
through the study of the concepts of music - duration, pitch, tone colour, dynamics and expressive techniques, tempo, performing media.
Students select 3 topics for study in Year 11 and 3 in Year 12. Topics range from classical to Pop, Jazz and Rock.
All students are required to perform in front of others at times during the course and the HSC includes a practical component for all students.
Students studying Drama will be involved in the process of Making, Performing and a Critical Study through both individual and group experiences.
In the Preliminary course the following elements are covered:
- Elements of Production in Performance
- Theatrical Traditions
- Performance Styles
- Two theoretical components
- Two Practical components
- Group Performance which involves creating a piece of original theatre.
- an Individual Project where they demonstrate expertise in a particular area like Critical Analysis, Design, Performance, Script Writing or Video Drama
In this course students are able to study dance as a unique art form in which the body is the instrument for non-verbal communication and expression.