ARTS DOMAIN


Jess Gray
Arts Learning Leader

The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally.

Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines including the performing arts and the world of visual representation and expression.

The Arts includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design.

Drama - A

  • Focus on theatre sports and improvisation
  • Develop your stagecraft and performance skills
  • Explore different styles of theatre

Subject Code: P3ADA
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

In this class you will embody different characters as you build on your Improvisation, theatre sports and play building skills. You will explore a range of theatrical styles (traditional and contemporary) and learn how to script and block a performance.

What will I do?
  • Group work and confidence building skills.
  • Practical experiences with performance (creating and appreciating).
  • In-class performances.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Drama

Careers/Jobs: performing arts, public speaker.

 

Drama - Physical Theatre

  • Learn how to convey meaning onstage with little or no dialogue
  • Explore the traditions of mime, mask, circus, dance and more
  • Learn how to make your audience laugh through Comedy, Slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte

Subject Code: P3ADP
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

In this class you will gain skills and knowledge in Physical Theatre – a type of performance where physical movement is the primary method of storytelling. Learn about the 8 efforts of movement, and theorist Rudolf, traditions and styles of movement and comedy in drama and how movement creates meaning.

What will I do?
  • Play with masks, timing, rhythm and pace.
  • Laugh and create laughter in your audience.
  • Practical exploration of comedy skits, lazzi, and the use of tension.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Drama.

Careers/Jobs: performing arts; public speaking.

 

Media - Film Production

  • Film, edit and produce your own short films
  • Learn the tools and techniques of filmmaking
  • Analyse existing films to help improve your own filmmaking

Subject Code: P3AMF
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will gain the essential creative skills, technical knowledge and theory that are necessary in making high-quality cinema and digital media productions. You will implement the production processes used to create your own films and analyse existing films to improve upon your own filmmaking.

What will I do?
  • Make a documentary and narrative short film.
  • Experience filmmaking techniques, such as editing, lighting and composition.
  • Analyse a film of your choice.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Media, VET Creative Industries.

Careers/Jobs: filmmaker, digital/video content creator, camera operator, director, cinematographer, editor, gaffer, production sound mixer etc.

 

Media - Photography, Print & Online Media

  • Grasp the fundamentals of digital photography and photo editing
  • Design a business logo and develop your brand
  • Showcase your work in print and online

Subject Code: P3AMP
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will be introduced to the essential skills and technologies required in modern photography. You will learn how to use a DSLR camera and lenses for a range of purposes. Engage in photo editing, photo manipulation and graphic design by learning how to use Adobe CC Software - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Lightroom. You will develop design layouts for magazines, posters and online media.

What will I do?
  • Capture and edit a range of photos using a DSLR camera.
  • Create your own personal logo or brand for your photography business.
  • Design and create online and print productions including a photobook to showcase your photography skills.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Studio Arts, VCE Visual Communication Design, VET Creative Industries, VCE Media.

Careers/Jobs: photographer, graphic designer, UX designer, multimedia designer, brand developer.

 

Music - Solo/Group Performance

  • Perform as a soloist and band member
  • Learn the process and skills required to write songs
  • Develop your understanding of Music Language and key listening skills

Subject Code: P3AMG
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

Focus on building your key music performance and musicianship skills as a soloist and a band member. You will develop a greater understanding of music language and enhance your performance skills on your primary instrument. Gain key skills that will help your song writing.

What will I do?
  • Rehearse and perform as a soloist and as a member of a band.
  • Compose, perform and record original songs.
  • Develop a greater understanding of music language and music technology.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Music Performance. VET Sound Production.

Careers/Jobs: musician, composer, music teacher, sound engineer.

Pre-requisites:

 You must currently play a musical instrument (minimum 2 years) and wish to develop key performance skills.

 

Music - Song Writing

  • Develop key music song writing skills
  • Compose, perform and record original songs
  • Perform as a soloist and band member

Subject Code: P3AMW
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will develop your understanding of music language, styles and song writing techniques. Gain the necessary skills to implement music technology into your song writing and develop a greater understanding of musical styles (both classical and popular).

What will I do?
  • Develop key music song writing skills.
  • Compose, perform and record original songs.
  • Perform as a soloist and in a band.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Music Performance. VET Sound Production.

Careers/Jobs: composer, musician, music teacher, sound engineer.

Pre-requisites:

 You must currently play a musical instrument (minimum 2 years) and wish to develop performance techniques.

 

VCD - Clothing & Branding

  • Design branding and graphics for clothing.
  • Design for street wear, music and sporting industries 
  • Graphic and print design

Subject Code: P3AVC
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will learn how design logos and other print media using Illustrator and Photoshop. Follow a design process to create designs for a particular audience and learn how to render designs using Copic Markers and coloured pencils.

What will I do?
  • Design a logo and branding for a clothing line.
  • Design graphics for accessories such as hats and drink bottles.  
  • Design merchandise such as wristbands and drink bottles for a music festival.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Visual Communication Design.

 

VCD - Interior & Architecture

  • Focus on architectural, Interior and landscape design
  • Consider environmental issues
  • Use programs such as Adobe Illustrator to digitise your work

Subject Code: P3AVA
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?
  • Interior styles, movements and colours.
  • A range of different Technical Drawings.
  • The Design Process Design Elements and Principles.
What will I do?
  • Create a Business Logo and Business card.
  • Trial different hand building techniques and use a range of materials to create a 3D Room Model.
  • Moodboard, One and Two-Point Perspective, Planometric and Third- Orthogonal Projection Drawings - Exterior and Interior.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Visual Communication Design

Careers/Jobs: interior designer, architect, project designer - store fronts.

 

Visual Arts - Ceramics, Mixed Media & Sculpture

  • Make functional and sculptural objects out of clay
  • Use wire, plaster, paper and other creative materials to enhance your artwork
  • Delve into mixed media artwork by printing, painting, collaging and layering

Subject Code: P3AAC
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

Gain knowledge in a variety of ceramics techniques such as slab construction, coiling, slip casting, sgraffito and glazing. You will learn to create 3D forms using a range of sculptural materials and create a mixed media artwork by combining printing, collage, painting and other techniques.

What will I do?
  • Make a vessel such as a bowl, vase, lidded jar, planter using slab construction with clay.
  • Make a sculpture using wire, plaster bandage and paint. 
  • Make a mixed media artwork using paper collage, mono printing and painting.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Studio Arts.

 

Visual Arts - Digital Art

  • Create engaging artwork by sketching on an iPad
  • Draw digital portraits and manipulate images
  • Master Photoshop and Illustrator

Subject Code: P3AAD
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will enjoy creative freedom in experimenting with how to create engaging and interactive artwork in the digital space. You will learn to draw and sketch using an iPad and Wacom tablet and create artworks using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

What will I do?
  • Draw a vector portrait and cityscape in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Manipulate and combine a range of photos to create engaging artwork.
  • Make an animated gif in Photoshop.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Media, VCE Studio Arts, VCE Visual Communication Design, VET Creative Industries.

 

Visual Arts - Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

  • Draw the human form, still life and other things you thought you couldn’t
  • Use a variety of painting methods to create artwork
  • Print using age old techniques with modern materials and media

Subject Code: P3AAP
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will learn how to draw and paint, using a variety of methods and media to produce creative artworks. Explore the way artists have worked throughout history, using the art elements and principles and consider how they can influence your work. You will gain knowledge of traditional methods of printmaking.

What will I do?
  • Produce a folio of drawings using different media such as pencil, ink, paint etc
  • Use artist quality materials to produce artist quality work including painting and printmaking.
  • Examine and analyse influential artists and artworks that relate to your artwork.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Studio Arts, VCE Visual Communication Design.

Careers/Jobs: animation, special effects artist, multimedia artist, museum curator, fine/craft artist, art conservator, floral designer, photographer.