The Arts


‚ÄčThe five Arts subjects are: Drama, Film and Television, Visual Arts and Digital Imaging, Dance and Music.

Year level subject offerings

Year 7 and 8

  • Performing Arts

  • iGniTe Performance

  • Visual Arts

Year 9 and 10

  • Drama

  • Dance

  • Music

  • Visual Arts

  • Photography and Media

  • Media Studies

  • iGniTe Performance

  • iGniTe Visual Arts

Year 11 and 12

  • Visual Arts

  • Music

  • Film and Television

  • Drama

  • Dance

Subject Area Specification:

  • Dance in Practice

  • Media Arts in Practice

  • Visual Arts in Practice

  • Arts in Practice (Media)

Detailed subject information

In the school-based Creative Arts subjects or 'Applied', we offer a number of two-year programs dedicated to authentic and connected Arts learning. Students also learn about working cooperatively and responding to design briefs. 


It is particularly important in building students' self-confidence and learning to work the body and the mind at the same time.

Through education in drama, students develop creative talents, competencies and skills that can be transferred to their working and recreational lives.

Drama is an excellent pathway to a number of professions including law, teaching, acting, theatre production and many more.


Activities and assessment will include a variety of learning experiences selected to teach an understanding of Dance.

Genres undertaken will be Modern, Hip Hop, Social, Popular and Music Videos.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in public dance performances at school, in concerts, eisteddfods and festivals within the community.


The Music program involves developing skill of performance, composition and musicology.

Students will engage with traditional instruments and have the opportunity to develop their performance and compositional skills through synthesizing and recording digital music tracks.

This course equips students for study of Music in the senior school, tertiary studies and successful involvement in professional, community music, and a lifelong love of music making.

Visual Art

The visual art course caters for students who have an interest and passion in Visual Art. Students will engage in a wide variety of art activities where they will learn creative skills using a wide variety of art materials and areas of study including:

Students studying visual art in Year 9 (one semester) and Year 10 (two semesters) will engage in a wide variety of activities. Areas of study may include painting, drawing, digital photography, ceramics, printmaking to develop creativity, imagination and inventiveness and develop skills essential for the arts industry and senior art subjects.

Students will also develop an awareness of artists from Australia and other cultures and times.

Photography and Media

This subject introduces students to digital photography and digital manipulation techniques using computers and other technology.

Within the Year 9 (one semester) and Year 10 (two semesters) course, students will respond to design challenges through a range of techniques and equipment.

Students will be engaged in a range of tasks that include an introduction to digital cameras, composing photos to a brief, digital manipulation of a range of software (including Photoshop), and learning and developing an understanding of photography as an art form.

Last reviewed 25 June 2020
Last updated 25 June 2020