In the Art Department, we are committed to facilitating a learning program which provides the opportunity for students to investigate and explore a range of materials, techniques and sources of inspiration. Assisting the students to identify and develop their own sense of personal, creative style and design process is at the heart of our teaching. The addition of Media to the Art Department provides students with the opportunity to analyse media products and concepts in an informed and critical way.
Students complete compulsory studies in the Visual Arts, in both Art and Visual Communication and Design
Students may select one or more electives from:
Students may select one or more VCE subjects from:
One subject ‘Life upon the Stage’ is offered at Year 9 level.
Students begin to explore the basic elements of theatre performance including the research and performance skills required to develop and present a unique performance to an audience.
Students explore the basic theatre styles that impact modern theatre performance including Mime, Asian or Indigenous theatre, Shakespeare and Commedia Dell‘Arte by selecting one or both electives from:
Students in Unit 1 Drama work on a semester long group research project to create a 20 to 30 minute ensemble performance using abstract theatre to explore and present character and social and political world issues.
Students in Unit 2 Drama work on a semester long solo research project on Australian theatre and characters to create a 5 minute solo performance using abstract theatre to explore and present a variety of characters and social and political world issues.
Units 3 and 4 Drama extend and refine students’ skills to create longer, more in-depth and more sophisticated pieces of abstract or non-naturalistic theatre. Students must create an ensemble performance in semester one and a 7 minute solo performance in semester two. The solo performance is assessed externally by VCAA assessors during the end of year exam period.