Arts

Performing Arts

 

Stage 1 Music Advanced A & B

Students will learn about music theory (including musical styles, reading and writing notation), music history and develop their aural and performance skills. Students participate in Performance Masterclass and give public performances as either a soloist or as part of an ensemble. They will also undertake a range of assessments including composing and arranging and theory and aural tests. As part of the course it is expected that students will continue learning to play their chosen instrument, with access to the Instrumental Music Service for group instrumental lessons.

Stage 1 Music Experience A & B

Students will learn about music theory, performance and history, as well as music industry. Students will undertake a range of learning activities such as rehearsing for and giving public performances, composing and arranging and research tasks. As part of the course it is expected that students will learn to play an instrument with access to the Instrumental Music Service for group instrumental lessons.

Stage 2 Ensemble Performance

Stage 2 Ensemble Performance develops students’ skills on a chosen instrument or their voice, and the application of these skills and other musical knowledge in an ensemble. Students develop ensemble performance skills as well as aural perception, musical sensitivity, and an awareness of style, structure, and historical conventions in ensemble performance. Students prepare and present three public performances, comprising two school assessed performances and one externally assessed performance. As part of the course it is expected that students will continue learning to play their chosen instrument, with access to the Instrumental Music Service for instrumental lessons.

Stage 2 Music Individual Study

Stage 2 Music Individual Study allows students to undertake an individually negotiated topic in an area of interest that is directly applicable to their intended vocation, career, further study, or recreation. Topics include: music industry, music and cultures, musical instrument, community and tutoring. Students develop skills in documenting the processes of negotiating, planning, structuring, developing, and evaluating their learning.

Stage 2 Musicianship

The core concepts covered in Musicianship are theory, aural recognition, musical techniques, harmony and arrangement. Students develop their aural skills, musical theory knowledge and notational skills. Students learn musical techniques and develop their understanding of the relationship between notation and sound. They develop their musical imagination and ability to write musical arrangements.

Stage 2 Solo Performance

Stage 2 Solo Performance develops students’ skills on a chosen instrument or their voice. Students develop skills in preparing and presenting public performances, extending their technical and performance skills. They use this expertise as a means of developing musical expression, structure and historical conventions. As part of the course it is expected that students will continue learning to play their chosen instrument, with access to the Instrumental Music Service for instrumental lessons.

Visual Arts

 

Stage 1 Art 2D A & B

2D Visual Art is the study and creation of meaningful artworks focusing on two dimensional forms. In 2D Visual Art students will gain knowledge and understanding of how artists create artworks and investigate and respond to artist’s works, including their own. They will create and evaluate traditional and contemporary artworks in a range of 2D forms such as: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and digital media.

Stage 1 Art 3D A & B

3D Visual Art is the study and creation of meaningful artworks focusing on three dimensional forms. In 3D Visual Art students will gain knowledge and understanding of how artists create artworks and investigate and respond to artist’s works including your own. They will create and evaluate traditional and contemporary artworks in a range of 3D forms such as: sculpture, pottery, model making, mosaics and mixed media.

Stage 1 Design A & B

Design is the study and creation of functional products for a specific purpose. In Design students will gain knowledge and understanding of how designers create products using the design process. They will investigate and analyse designer’s products, including their own and design and create products in a range of disciplines such as product design (e.g. toy, fashion, stage, furniture, and engineering design), environmental design (e.g. sustainable interior and exterior design) and graphic and visual communication design (e.g. branding, illustration, and advertising).

Stage 2 Arts & the Community

Arts and the Community provides an opportunity for students to develop and present art products in the community and work with community artists. Students will individually negotiate with the teacher which individual art projects and community involvement they will undertake. Product examples include: public arts projects and workshops, musical/dance/theatre performances, community performance/musical presentations and installations. A one semester contract needs to reflect 60 hours of activity and a full year needs to reflect 120 hours of work.

Stage 2 Creative Arts

Creative Arts students will have the opportunity to develop and present creative arts products including craft, public arts projects, digital media, community performance/musical presentations and installations. Through a focused study of creative arts practitioners, students will gain an understanding and appreciation of their works, roles and responsibilities, as well as their influences on individuals, social, cultural and community groups. Students will individually or in groups self-direct their studies in conjunction with the teacher.

Stage 2 Visual Arts – Art

Art is the study and creation of meaningful artworks focusing on 2D and/or 3D forms. In Art, students will gain knowledge and understanding of how artists create artworks and investigate and respond to artist’s works, including their own. They will create and evaluate traditional and contemporary artworks in a range of disciplines, such as: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, sculpture, pottery, model making, mosaics and mixed media. Students will individually self-direct their studies in conjunction with the teacher.

Stage 2 Visual Arts – Design

Design is the study and creation of functional products, including communication/graphic, environmental and product design. Design places a strong emphasis on ‘Form verses Function’. In Design, students will gain knowledge and understanding of how designers create artworks and investigate and respond to designer’s works, including the student’s own work. They will create and evaluate traditional and contemporary designs in a range of disciplines such as: construction, photography, digital media, photoshop, model making, plans and products. Students will individually self-direct their studies in conjunction with the teacher.