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Dance (ATAR)

The Dance ATAR course develops and presents ideas through a variety of genres, styles and forms, as it provides a unique way in which to express our cultural view and understanding of the world. Through critical decision making in individual and group work, movement is manipulated and refined to reflect the choreographer’s intent. Students use a wide range of creative processes, such as improvisation and the use of choreographic elements and devices, and draw on their own physicality and the interpretation of existing work of others to make dance works.

Unit 1: Popular Culture
This unit focuses on the exploration of dance in popular culture and how this leads to a wider understanding of the diverse contexts and functions of dance in society.

Unit 2: Australian Dance
This unit focuses on the diverse range of functions and contexts of dance in Australia. Students analyse critically their own cultural beliefs and values in relation to traditional and contemporary dance forms and styles, and develop an understanding of their own dance heritage.

Dance (VET Certificate)

Pre-requisites: C grade in Year 10 Dance (or equivalent)
Approximate Cost: $90
Qualifications are delivered and assessed at school in partnership with:
RTO: VETiS Consulting Services Pty Ltd
RTO Number: 52499

This qualification allows students to develop basic technical skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the live performance industry. They will gain skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict. Students will be expected to perform as members of a group or ensemble and could be developing technique in dance styles such as contemporary, jazz, or street. This course will also cover the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply basic creative arts industry knowledge to industry practices, including industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, the impact of new technology, and identification of industry laws and regulations. 

Drama (ATAR)

The ATAR Drama course focuses on aesthetic understanding and drama in practice as students integrate their knowledge and skills. Students use the elements and conventions of drama to develop and present ideas and explore personal and cultural issues. They engage in drama processes such as improvisation, play building, text interpretation, playwriting and dramaturgy which allow them to create original drama and interpret a range of texts written or devised by others. Their work in this course includes production and design aspects involving sets, costumes, makeup, props, promotional materials, and sound and lighting. Increasingly, students use technologies such as digital sound and multimedia. They present drama to a range of audiences and work in different performance settings.
Unit 1 – Representational, Realist Drama
The focus for this unit is representational, realist drama. Students explore techniques of characterisation through different approaches to group based text interpretation, particularly those based on the work of Stanislavski and others. In this unit, students have the opportunity to research and collaboratively workshop, interpret, perform and produce texts in forms and styles related to representational, realistic drama that educate and present perspectives.
Unit 2 – Presentational, Non-realist Drama
The focus of this unit is presentational, non-realist drama. Students explore techniques of role and/or character through different approaches to group based text interpretation, particularly those based on the work of Brecht and others. In this unit, students have the opportunity to research and collaboratively workshop, interpret and perform drama texts related to presentational, non-realistic drama that challenge and question perspectives.
Prerequisite: Year 10 English C grade or higher.
Students choosing the ATAR Drama course in Year 11/12 are strongly advised to complete the Drama course in Year 10. Any student who completes the Drama course in Year 9 and achieves exceptional results, but does not do the course in Year 10, may be considered at the discretion of the Drama staff.
Course requirements: Students are required to have a pair of ‘theatre blacks’ for this subject (black pants or shorts and a black t-shirt).
Pathway: Units 3 and 4 ATAR Drama in Year 12.

Visual Arts (ATAR)

This is a fun student focussed course that develops your creative skills. Students will get the opportunity to work on two artworks that they will develop from overarching themes. Projects can explore painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, video, textiles, animation, photography, print making or a combination of these. Guest speakers, artists and teachers will coach each student through the practical and theoretical sections of the course. Students skills will be developed along the way, they don’t have to be overly proficient in one medium as a broad range of skills will be taught. The syllabus contains two units delivered as a pair, each unit is 15 weeks long.

Unit 3: Differences

Unit 4: Identities

Prerequisite: ‘C’ Grade in Year 10 Art and Year 10 English desirable. Students who have not completed an Arts course in Year 10 are still eligible but will require an interview with the Head of Learning Area.

Pathway: Units 1 & 2 Visual Arts ATAR leads to Unit 3 & 4 Visual Art ATAR, Year 12.

Visual Arts - Art (VET Certificate)

This is an exciting and student driven course where there is freedom to create multiple artworks using a range of arts practices including drawing, sculpture and textiles. Gone are marks and grades, instead, students collect a range of evidence to demonstrate competency against industry based standards. The Certificate III in Visual Arts is completed across two years, upon successful completion students will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

Prerequisite: Nil