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The Arts

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​​​​​YE​​AR 7

D​​ance

In Dance, students focus on creating dance and developing the ability to communicate and express themselves through movement.  Students will also learn to analyse and respond to various dances, giving their interpretation of what is being communicated.  They will learn and perform dances within groups and/or individually. 

Dance Program of Excell​​​ence 

The Dance Program of Excellence course aims to develop technical, expressive and creative skills for elite dance performance in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre dance styles.  Through quality feedback and instruction from qualified dance teachers in both studio and education contexts, students will receive training in functional strength and conditioning, creative skills development for choreography and a focus on performance skills, Students will be provided with opportunities to perform dances to peer and public audiences. In Year 7 and 8 students are supported to build the foundational skills that a Dancer requires with the focus on technical and expressive skills. ​

Dr​ama

In Drama, students will develop an understanding of basic acting skills and using performance spaces.  They will develop confidence, awareness of themselves and others.  Students will engage in practical activities that focus on playing a role, using language, creating dramatic tension, physical movement and maintaining focus.

M​​​edia

In Media Arts, students take on the role of The Photographer. Students learn the basics of film languages used to capture subjects. They learn that the photographer's choices in how they capture their subjects should always be made consciously, as these choices contribute to the story they want to tell through their images. Students create their own photography portfolio and evaluate the artistic choices of other photographers, in how they tell stories through their images. This unit focuses on toy photography. 

M​u​​sic

In Music, students focus on making music and developing the ability to think and express themselves in sound.  Students learn to identify, analyse and respond to music from a wide range of cultural and historical contexts.  They sing and play (keyboard and/or guitar) individually and in groups and learn how to read and write music.

Visu​​al Art

In Visual Art, students develop confidence in their creative talents and skills that can be transferred to their working and recreational lives.  Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of art and design. They may study drawing, design, painting, collage and mixed media.
 

YEA​​R 8

Da​​nce

In Dance, students focus on creating dance and developing the ability to communicate and express themselves through movement.  Students will also learn to analyse and respond to various dances, giving their interpretation of what is being communicated.  They will learn and perform dances within groups and/or individually. 

Dance Prog​​ram of Excellence 

The Dance Program of Excellence course aims to develop technical, expressive and creative skills for elite dance performance in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre dance styles.  Through quality feedback and instruction from qualified dance teachers in both studio and education contexts, students will receive training in functional strength and conditioning, creative skills development for choreography and a focus on performance skills, Students will be provided with opportunities to perform dances to peer and public audiences. In Year 7 and 8 students are supported to build the foundational skills that a Dancer requires with the focus on technical and expressive skills. ​

Me​dia

In Media Arts, students take on the role of The Animator. Students learn how technical and symbolic elements are shaped by media artists for specific purposes and meaning. They apply this learning through creating their own stop-motion animation. They then evaluate their animation against other media artists for the purpose of improving their filmmaking practices. Students identify and produce representations of social values and points of view in stop-motion animations that they make, and view. In this unit students collaborate with their peers in design and production processes, and use a range of technologies to achieve their intentions.

Da​n​​ce

In Dance, students focus on creating dance and developing the ability to communicate and express themselves through movement.  Students will also learn to analyse and respond to various dances, giving their interpretation of what is being communicated.  They will learn and perform dances within groups and/or individually.

Dance Pr​​ogram of Excellence 

The Dance Program of Excellence course aims to develop technical, expressive and creative skills for elite dance performance in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre dance styles.  Through quality feedback and instruction from qualified dance teachers in both studio and education contexts, students will receive training in functional strength and conditioning, creative skills development for choreography and a focus on performance skills,  Students will be provided with opportunities  to perform dances to peer and publica audiences.

Dra​​ma

In Drama, students will develop an understanding of the process of drama through basic acting skills and using performance spaces.  They will develop confidence, awareness of themselves and others.  Students will engage in drama experiences that focus on a role, relationship and situation, improvisations, performing scripts, creating dramatic tension, using voice and movement.

M​usic​

In Music, students focus on making music and developing the ability to think and express themselves in sound.  Students learn to identify, analyse and respond to music from a wide range of cultural and historic contexts.  They sing and play (keyboard and/or guitar) individually and in groups and learn how to read and write music.


Visua​​​l Art

In Visual Art, students develop confidence in their creative talents and skills that can be transferred to their working and recreational lives.  Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of art and design. ​They may study drawing, design, painting, collage and mixed media.
 

Y​​EAR 9

Dan​ce

This subject focuses on students learning about dance to convey ideas and stories using the human body as a means of communication. Students choreograph dances by manipulating and combining the elements of dance, choreographic devices and production elements to communicate the intention within their choreography. They choreograph, rehearse and perform dances, demonstrating technical and expressive skills appropriate to the genre and style.

Dance Program of Ex​​cellence 

The Dance Program of Excellence course aims to develop technical, expressive and creative skills for elite dance performance in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre and Fusion dance styles.  Students will be exposed to professional choreographers creating strong networks for future pathways in the dance industry.  Through quality feedback and instruction from qualified dance teachers in both studio and education contexts students will receive training in functional strength and conditioning, creative skills development of choreography, audition skills and performance psychology ensuring they are industry ready. In Year 9 and 10 students will build upon their foundational skills and begin to refine their technical and expressive skills with the focus on expanding their performance and choreography skills and opportunities.

Dra​​ma

Drama helps students communicate understanding about human issues and experience by enacting real and imagined events.  They develop confidence and awareness of self and others as they collaborate to prepare and present drama.  They learn about a range of forms, styles and purposes of drama.

Me​dia Arts

In Media Arts, students take on the roles of The Comic Artist and The Promoter.

​In unit 1, students learn the conventions of comic books, and how comic artists make representations in their artworks through technical and symbolic elements. Superhero comics are the genre that students focus on. Students analyse and evaluate how artists portray gender in their media artworks and the impact this representation has on societies. Students provide alternative points of view in the creation of their own superhero comic strip, where they design a superhero that challenges the traditional ideas of gender.

In unit 2, students learn how to promote a film through a range of marketing strategies, and selling points. Students design their own teaser trailer for a genre project. They collaboratively apply design, production and distribution processes to bring their teaser trailer idea to fruition. Students build on their filmmaking skills across all stages of production with pitching, storyboarding, filming, and editing. ​

Music focuses on students making music and developing the ability to think and express themselves in sound.  Music is an integral part of everyday life serving self-expressive, celebratory, social, cultural, political and educational roles.​
 

Visu​​al Art

Visual Art focuses on making, displaying and appraising artworks.  Students will engage in experiences to develop personal expression, aesthetic judgement, critical awareness, a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment in making artworks and displaying their works.
 

Med​​ia Arts

Media Arts students will focus on designing, producing and responding to meaning in media texts. 
 

YEA​R 10

Mu​​sic

The Year 10 Music course provides students with the opportunity to engage in the practical and theoretical world of music. This subject focuses on students developing and building musical skills and abilities from the junior secondary school, whilst preparing them for further studies in music.

Dra​ma

The year 10 Drama course offers students the chance to participate in and learn about the exciting and diverse world of drama. Through performance and workshop activities students develop confidence and awareness of themselves and others as they work in groups and individually to prepare and present drama. ​

Dan​​ce

This subject focuses on students learning about dance to convey ideas and stories using the human body as a means of communication. Students choreograph dances by manipulating and combining the elements of dance, choreographic devices and production elements to communicate the intention within their choreography. They choreograph, rehearse and perform dances, demonstrating technical and expressive skills appropriate to the genre and style.

Dance Prog​​ram of Excellence 

The Dance Program of Excellence course aims to develop technical, expressive and creative skills for elite dance performance in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre and Fusion dance styles.  Students will be exposed to professional choreographers creating strong networks for future pathways in the dance industry.  Through quality feedback and instruction from qualified dance teachers in both studio and education contexts students will receive training in functional strength and conditioning, creative skills development of choreography, audition skills and performance psychology ensuring they are industry ready. In Year 9 and 10 students will build upon their foundational skills and begin to refine their technical and expressive skills with the focus on expanding their performance and choreography skills and opportunities.

​Me​​dia A​​rts

In Media Arts, students take on the role of The Filmmaker.

In Units 1 & 2, students learn the process of filmmaking, in how moving images are edited together to tell a story. They develop and strengthen their filmmaking skills across all stages of production with pitching, storyboarding, filming, and editing.  Unit 1 focuses on the exploration of silent film in how artists can convey meaning through visual stimulus alone. Unit 2 focuses on the importance of sound in film to evoke different emotions from the audience. Students particularly focus on building suspense through sound. 

Vi​sual Arts

This one year Visual Art course focuses on making, displaying and appraising artworks.  Students and teachers work together to develop skills and techniques to express individual creativity.  Assessment and learning experiences focus on the making and appraising of art, culminating in the display of artworks. The aim of the program is to explore techniques and concept development within student artworks and within the works of other artists from a range of cultures and historical and contemporary contexts.
 

YEA​​​R 11 & 12

Dance - G​​​ene​ral Senior Subject

Dance fosters creative and expressive communication. It uses the body as an instrument for expression and communication of ideas. It provides opportunities for students to critically examine and reflect on their world through higher order thinking and movement. Students learn and develop choreography which explores the social, political and cultural issues affecting humans today which provides them with a deeper understanding of the world. It encourages the holistic development of a person, providing a way of knowing about oneself, others and the world. This course provides skills that lead to employability, such as, communication, self-reflection, research and examination of significant events, competent use of IT, evaluation, organisation, using language to be convincing and critical thinking. 

Drama – Ge​​neral Sen​​ior Subject

Drama fosters creative and expressive communication. It interrogates the human experience by investigating, communicating and embodying stories, experiences, emotions and ideas that reflect the human experience. It engages students in imaginative meaning-making processes and involves them using a range of artistic skills as they make and respond to dramatic works.

Film, Televisio​n & New Media – Gener​​​al Senior Subject

Film, Television & New Media fosters creative and expressive communication. It explores the five key concepts of technologies, representations, audiences, institutions and languages.  Students learn about film, television and new media as our primary sources of information and entertainment. They understand that film, television and new media are important mediums for educational and cultural exchange, and are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities. 

Music – Ge​​neral Senior Subject

Music fosters creative and expressive communication. It allows students to develop musicianship through making (composition and performance) and responding (musicology).  Through composition, performance and musicology, students use and apply music elements and concepts. They apply their knowledge and understanding to convey meaning and/or emotion to an audience.  Students use essential literacy skills to engage in a multimodal world. They demonstrate practical music skills, and analyse and evaluate music in a variety of contexts, styles and genres.

Visual A​​rts – General Senior Subject

Visual Art provides students with opportunities to understand and appreciate the role of visual art in past and present traditions and cultures, as well as the contributions of contemporary visual artists and their aesthetic, historical and cultural influences. Students interact with artists, artworks, institutions and communities to enrich their experiences and understandings of their own and others’ art practices.

​Dance in Pr​​actice – Applied Senior Subject

Dance in Practice focuses on experiencing and understanding the role of dance in and across communities and, where possible, interacting with practising performers, choreographers and designers.  Students create, perform and produce dance works in class, school and community contexts, and use their senses as a means of understanding and responding to their own and others' dance works. This fosters creativity, helps students develop problem-solving skills, and heightens their imaginative, emotional, aesthetic, analytical and reflective experiences.

Dance Program ​​of Excellence (Dance in Practice – excellence)

The Dance Program of Excellence course aims to develop technical, expressive and creative skills for elite dance performance in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre and Fusion dance styles.  Students will be exposed to professional choreographers creating strong networks for future pathways in the dance industry.  Through quality feedback and instruction from qualified dance teachers in both studio and education contexts students will receive training in functional strength and conditioning, creative skills development of choreography, audition skills and performance psychology ensuring they are industry ready. In Year 11 and 12 students utilise their technical and expressive skills to find their unique personal style within performance and choreography. There is a focus on creative development and how to harness these skills for employability across a range of industries including, but not limited to, the Performing Arts.

Certificate III ​& IV in Dance

The Certificate III and IV in Dance are nationally recognised qualifications that provides the knowledge, skills and qualification required for students who are interested in working in a wide variety of dance performance contexts.  The employment outcomes that relate to this qualification may include ensemble dancer, dancer or choreographer. RAW Dance Company, in partnership with FLSHS, organise and run these courses from their studios in Moorooka where students will visit one day per week to complete the content. If you have any questions about this wonderful opportunity, please contact the Head of the Arts or the Dance Program of Excellence co-ordinator

​​Media Arts in P​ractice – Applied Senior Sub​ject

Media Arts in Practice focuses on the role media arts plays in the community in reflecting and shaping society's values, attitudes and beliefs. It provides opportunities for students to create and share media artworks that conve​y meaning and express insight.  Students learn how to apply media technologies in real-world contexts to solve technical and/or creative problems. When engaging with school and/or local community activities, they gain an appreciation of how media communications connect ideas and purposes with audiences.

Music in Practice – A​​​pplied Senior Subject

Music in Practice gives students opportunities to engage with music and music productions, and, where possible, interact with practising artists.  Students are exposed to authentic music practices in which they learn to view the world from different perspectives, and experiment with different ways of sharing ideas and feelings. They gain confidence and self-esteem, and contribute to the social and cultural lives of their school and local community. They gain practical, technical and listening skills to communicate in and through their music.

Visual Arts in Practice – Applied Senior Subject

 Visual Arts in Practice focuses on students engaging in art-making processes and making virtual or physical visual artworks. Visual artworks are created for a purpose and in response to individual, group or community needs.  Students explore and apply the materials, technologies and techniques used in art-making. They use information about design elements and principles to influence their own aesthetic and guide how they view others’ works. They also investigate information about artists, art movements and theories, and use the lens of a context to examine influences on art-making.  Students reflect on​ both their own and others’ art- making processes. They integrate skills to create artworks and evaluate aesthetic choices.
 
If you require any further details, including extra-curricular offerings, please contact:
Sean Lubbers, Head of Department (The Arts)
on 3714 2333 or slubb1@eq.edu.au​


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Last reviewed 08 March 2022
Last updated 08 March 2022