Through dance, students represent, question and celebrate human experience using the body as the instrument and movement as the medium for personal, social, emotional, spiritual and physical communication. Like all art forms, dance has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential.
In this course, students use the elements of dance to explore choreography and performance and to practice choreographic, technical and expressive skills in Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Cultural and Contemporary dance styles. They respond to their own and others' dances using physical and verbal communication and develop creative solutions to problems. Students perform and choreograph works for public performance at College events, providing industry and real life experience.
Active participation as dances, choreographers and audiences promotes students' wellbeing and social inclusion. Learning in and through dance enhances students' knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures and contexts and develops their personal, social and cultural identity.
Connections to Other Year 10 Courses: Drama | Music | Media | Visual Art | English
Senior Pathway Links: Dance | Certificate III Dance | Drama | Film, Television and New Media
Career Development Links: Dancer | Choreographer (Film, Television or Stage) | Performing Arts Technician | Artistic Director | Stage Manager | Teacher | Dance Studio Owner | Dance Therapist | Journalist-Arts Writer | Events Manager
Drama is the expression and exploration of personal, cultural and social worlds through role and situation that engages, entertains and challenges. Students create meaning as drama makers, performers and audiences as they enjoy and analyze their own and others' stories and points of view. Like all art forms, drama has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, excite the imagination and encourage students to reach their creative and expressive potential.
In this course, students actively use body, gesture, movement, voice and language, taking on roles to explore and depict real and imagined worlds. Through the study of ritual drama, mask and physical theatre and soap opera, they create, rehearse, perform and respond using the elements and conversations of drama and emerging and existing technologies available to them.
Students learn to think, move, speak and act with confidence. In making and staging drama, they learn how to be focused, innovative and resourceful, and collaborate and take on responsibilities for drama presentations and public College performances.
Connections to Other Year 10 Courses: Media | Dance | Visual Art | English
Senior Pathway Links: Drama | Film, Television and New media | Dance | English
Career Development Links: Actor | Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) | Performing Arts Technician | Stage Manager | Teacher | Presenter 9Radio, Television) | Events Manager | Social Worker | Counsellor
Media Arts involves creating representations of the world and telling stories through communication technologies such as television, film, video, newspapers, radio, video games, the Internet and mobile media. Media Arts connects audiences, purposes and ideas, exploring concepts and viewpoints through creative use of materials and technologies.
This course is designed as an introductory study to senior Film, Television and New Media and will enable students to create and communicate representations of diverse worlds and investigate the impact and influence of media artworks on those worlds, individually and collaboratively. As an art form evolving in the 21st century, Media Arts enables students to use existing and emerging technologies as they explore imagery, text and sound and create meaning as they participate in, experiment with and interpret diverse cultures and communication practices.
Students learn to be critically aware of ways that the media are culturally used and negotiated, and are dynamic and central to the way they make sense of the world and of themselves. They learn to interpret, analyze and develop media practices through their media arts making experiences. They are inspired to imagine, collaborate and take on responsibilities in planning, designing and producing media artworks.
Connections to Other Year 10 Courses: English | Visual Art | Design
Senior Pathway Links: Film, Television and New Media | English | Information Technology | Drama
Career Development Links: Film Production | Advertising | Animation | Game Development | Creative Writing
Visual Art provides students with opportunities to understand and appreciate the role of visual art in past and present traditions and cultures. Students will be presented with a number of opportunities to experiment with both traditional and non-traditional media and techniques including acrylic and watercolor paint, charcoal and drawing media, photography and digital images, clay, printmaking and recycled materials.
Students will develop skills within the two interrelated strands of 'Making' and 'Responding' through constructing knowledge and communicating original ideas by working as both artist and audience.
The major practical focus of this unit is development of artistic and visual literacy skills through the creation of two major artworks. Through this, students will have the opportunity to explore, challenge and represent their own ideas and draw meaning from the broader context and history of the Visual Arts. Each project is a term in duration and students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the annual Good Samaritan Arts Festival 'Pulse'.
Connections to Other Year 10 Courses: Media | Design | Drama | Dance
Senior Pathway Links: Film, Television and New Media | Design | Visual Arts | Visual Arts in Practice
Career Development Links: Artist | Designer | Craftsperson | Graphic Designer | Architect
Music has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential. Skills and techniques developed through participation in music learning allow students to manipulate, express and share sound as listeners, composers and performers. Music learning has a significant impact on the cognitive, motor, social and personal competencies of students.
Music plays an important and persuasive part in students' lives. We all have individual and shared experiences of music everyday: actively listening (attending concerts, and church, buying music, turning on the radio), performing (learning an instrument, playing in a band, singing in a group) or composing (writing songs). Music can be found in every day life and plays a role in celebratory, social, religious, cultural, political and educational situations. The music education experience is vital to improving the wellbeing and holistic development of students and a study of music assists in understanding and heightening the enjoyment of the arts in their lives and the music heritage of a range of cultures.
Join music and learn how to write and play your own songs, explore different music styles and make music with your friends. While extending your practical skills, this subject will introduce you to the way that music has been used and enjoyed by people from different cultures.
Connections to Other Year 10 Courses: Dance | Drama | English | Technology | History
Senior Pathway Links: Music in Practice | Conservatory Extension Program
Career Development Links: Musician | Teacher | Music Industry Technician | Music Performance