In Year 8, all students will complete a semester of General Arts. Students may then choose to extend their learning in by completing one additional semester of Performing Arts (Drama and Media) or Visual Art (Art and Design). Students may alternatively choose to select music instead of General Arts.
This is the compulsory semester of The Arts, which will involve students completing a term of Drama and Visual Art. The subject is designed to provide students with an introduction to The Arts, developing their core skills and knowledge required in both subject areas.
Students can also choose to extend their learning taught in this subject by completing one additional semester of Performing Arts (Drama and Media) or Visual Art (Art and Design).
Drama Physical Theatre Term Course:
The focus of this semester course will be Physical Theatre providing the basics of performance within areas such as Tableau, Mime and Stage Fighting. Students will develop their social and communication skills as they work collaboratively in small groups to plan, organise, communicate, and problem solve, working towards short performances.
Visual Art Term Course:
The compulsory term of Visual Arts will involve an introduction to the principles of Art, and the fundamental skills involved in drawing, painting and/or printmaking. Students will make and create a range of art works such as drawings, paintings and portraits. Students will respond to works created by artists and designers, incorporating their style and ideas in their own work as they develop as young artists.
Students may be required to contribute towards the cost of tickets and/ or travel for Live Theatre or Screen Productions as negotiated with the teacher. (approximately $20.00).
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