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Performing Arts

In demonstrating a passion for Performing Arts, students can express and hone their creativity through a comprehensive offering of Dance, Drama and Music.

In Dance, students are trained in creativity and technique, as they explore genres such as Commerical Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop.

Those interested in Music will likewise investigate a wide variety of genres including learning to read and write music, create compositions and musical experiences through technology. Throughout their studies, students learn and develop with their chosen instrument.

Taking to the stage, Drama students progressively develop their skills and confidence exploring Stage Combat, Melodrama, Radio Plays, Shakespeare and Musical Theatre, to name a few.

Across Performing Arts, students are given the latitude to explore many of the vital roles in these creative industries, such as: Sound, Lighting, Costume Design, Set Design, Directing and Acting.

Learn more about the Performing Arts courses we offer below.

 

Drama

Years 7 to 10

In Drama, students build on their experiences by enhancing their acting skills, confidence and developing and refining group-work skills in our spacious Drama studio. Through the study of the Elements of Drama, students learn how to create strong dramatic meaning for effective performance. Drama is a highly practical subject that uses drama games, movement and script work as a means of learning.

Dance

Years 7 to 10

In Dance, students use improvisation skills to build on their movement vocabulary. They choreograph dances using the elements of dance and choreographic devices for a purpose. They further develop their dance skills to explore the technical aspects of different dance styles. Students are given opportunities to present dance to an audience, further developing their performance skills of retention and clarity of movement, projection, focus and expression. They discuss how dance can communicate meaning and how dance genres/styles differ. Genres studied include elements from Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Jazz.

Music

Years 7 to 10

In Music, students will not only establish an appreciation of music but learn that music and music creation can bring joy. The focus is on expanding knowledge and understanding of musical notation (including Tab and bass clef notation), composition, performance on keyboard and ukulele and also an introduction to using music software (Sibelius, BandLab and GarageBand).

CUA20620 Certificate II in Music

Year 10

Studying Music is part of the Creative Arts Industries sector and the Certificate II in Music course will provide students with the foundation knowledge and skills that will enhance their employment prospects in the music industry and the wider industry of the creative arts.

Through the Core units of competency in the program students will contribute to health and safety of others, learn to work effectively with others and develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge. Students will also study an array of elective units which include performance on their instrument/voice, performance in an ensemble and much more.

The Certificate II qualification is for students who wish to develop entry-level skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the music industry and to pursue further music education and training at Certificate III in Music level and beyond.

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Dance General

Years 11 & 12

In Dance General, students develop and present ideas through a variety of genres, styles and forms. 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.

Drama ATAR

Years 11 & 12

Drama ATAR focuses on aesthetic understanding and drama in practice as students integrate their knowledge and skills. They 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.

Drama General

Years 11 & 12

Drama General focuses on aesthetic understanding and drama in practice as students integrate their knowledge and skills. They 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, stage management, front-of-house activities, 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.

CUA30920 Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

Years 11 & 12

Studying Music is part of the Creative Arts Industries sector and the Certificate III in Music will provide students with the foundation knowledge and skills that will enhance their employment prospects in the music industry and the wider industry of the creative arts.

Through the core units of competency in the program students will contribute to health and safety of others, learn to work effectively with others and develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge. Students will also study an array of elective units which include performance on their instrument/voice, performance in an ensemble and much more.

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