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The Arts

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YEAR 7

Dance

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.

Drama

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.

Music

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.

Visual 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.
 

YEAR 8

Media

In Media Arts, students identify and analyse how representations of social values and points of view are portrayed in the media artworks they make, distribute and view. They evaluate how they and other makers and users of media artworks from different cultures, times and places use genre and media conventions and technical and symbolic elements to make meaning.

Dance

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.

Drama

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.
Music
 
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.

Visual 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.
 

YEAR 9

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.
 

Students must achieve an A in year 8 Dance or seek approval from the HOD of The Arts to enrol in this subject.  Advanced Dance allows students to develop their dance performance skills and extend them in the areas of technique and conditioning.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Advanced Music

Students must achieve an A in year 8 Music or seek approval from the HOD Arts to enrol in this subject. Advanced Music focuses on students making music and developing the ability to think and express themselves in sound through the use of the elements and patterns of music. 
 

Visual 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.
 

Media Arts

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

YEAR 10

Music / Advanced Music

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.
 

Dance

This subject focuses on students learning about dance as a means to convey ideas 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 their choreographic intent. They choreograph, rehearse and perform dances, demonstrating technical and expressive skills appropriate to the genre and style.
 

Advanced Dance 

Students must achieve an A in year 9 Dance or seek approval from the HOD of The Arts to enrol in this subject.  Advanced Dance allows students to develop their dance performance skills and extend them in the areas of technique and conditioning.
 

Drama

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. 
 

Media Arts

In Media Arts, students will focus on designing, producing and responding to meaning in media texts. They deepen their creative and critical engagement with media in conventional and imaginative ways. In this course students are equipped to live in a global community that communicates through a variety of technologies and combines still and moving images, words and sounds.
 

Visual 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.
 

YEAR 11 & 12

Dance - General 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. It encourages the holistic development of a person, providing a way of knowing about oneself, others and the world.

Drama – General Senior 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, Television & New Media – General 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 channels for educational and cultural exchange, and are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities.

Music – General 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 Arts – 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 Practice – 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.

Media Arts in Practice – Applied Senior Subject

 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 convey 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 – Applied 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 26 February 2021
Last updated 26 February 2021