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Elective Subjects in Visual Arts

Elective Subjects in Performing Arts

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titleElective Subjects in Performing Arts

The following subjects are available in the Performing Arts stream are:

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titleProduction

Students will Students will undertake a one year subject. Students will learn about formal dramatic structures through the rehearsal and performance of a play script.  This will include research and the development of all areas of stagecraft required for a performance.  As this will be a year long elective, students will choose a stagecraft to apply to the play, work collaboratively with the cast and an understanding of theatre styles. As well as developing a workbook with ideas students will also complete some evaluation after the production season has been completed. There will also be opportunities to participate in workshops, training and attend performances.  Students are required to regularly attend rehearsals, be cooperative and constructively contribute to the effectiveness of rehearsals and memorize dialogue.

Assessment is based on attendance, effort, attitude, performance and improvement.

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titleDrama

Students will examine a range of cultures and use ideas drawn from personal knowledge, research and observation to improvise and develop their own drama work. They will learn about formal dramatic structures and research historical styles, forms and conventions. Students will rehearse and refine their work for particular audiences. They will attend a performance to inspire and extend their ideas about theatre making and reflect on the qualities of drama produced by themselves and others and upon the nature of the multicultural society in which they live and the ways this has enriched Australian drama. Students will be required to complete research and analytical exercises as well as scriptwriting and theatre design tasks.

Students will be assessed on a range of theoretical and practical work.

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titleInstrumental Music

Tuition is available in small groups for all students in Years 7-12.

Students may elect to take lessons in

  • Strings:
  • violin
  • viola,
  • cello,
  • double bass
  • ·       Percussion:
  • kit
  • tuned percussion
  • ·       Woodwind:
  • flute,
  • clarinet,
  • saxophone,
  • oboe,
  • bass clarinet,
  • bassoon
  • ·       Brass:
  • trumpet,
  • tenor horn,
  • trombone,
  • euphonium,
  • tuba
  • ·       Guitar
  • acoustic,
  • bass guitar
  • Ø    Voice

Students wishing to access Instrumental Music Program are required to pay an annual Instrumental Music Tuition/ Materials charge. The amount will be advised. Students who wish to borrow school instruments are required to pay a further Instrumental Music/ Repair charge.

Enrolment forms are available from the Music office.

Progress reports will be issued by the instrumental music teachers, and students are required to present for formal internal assessment at this time.

Students may also undertake ABRSM or ANSCA exams if they wish.

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titleMiddle School Class Music

Semester 1 

Music Performance Styles
Student will develop performance skills through examining various styles of music. This course is designed for all instrumentalists and will look at a wide range of musical styles from baroque and classical through to ska and Jazz. It has an emphasis on extending students performance knowledge and skills while giving students to opportunity to discover new styles and genres of music. Students will work in groups and individually to create and present performances. 

Composing with Music Technology
Use technology to create your own music. This course uses computer software, recording equipment and a range of modern musical 'toys' to assist students to create, produce and record their own compositions. Students will learn to manipulate sounds to create their own unique style. This course does not require performance skills but an interest in music, technology and composition.
Students will be assessed on their ability to manipulate sound, their finished compositions and sound recordings. 

Semester 2

Music Masterclass 

In this class students will develop their performance, aural and theory abilities. Students will rehearse and give regular performances for the class both as individuals and as members of groups. Each performance will focus on a different skill, or technique. This is a great class for students to also develop their theory ability to match their performance skills to take them further with musical study. This class is suitable for all instrumentalists.

Band Craft

Students will work in bands and small groups to learn a variety of skills associated with modern ensemble playing. They will examine rehearsal techniques, audience communication skills, group musical skills and presentation skills. This course is suitable for Rock/Jazz band instrumentalists who would like to develop their knowledge of performance through contemporary band music . 

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titleMusic VCE Units 1 & 2 (Year 10)

MUSIC VCE UNITS 1&2 (YEAR 10)

These units focus on performance in solo and group contexts, studying approaches to performance and performing, and developing skills in aural comprehension. Students present a solo and a group performance, demonstrate prepared technical work and perform previously unseen music.

Students will be assessed in each unit in the following areas:

-          Performance Skill Development

-          Participation in an ensemble

-          Musicianship/ Theory /Aural

-          Technical work on their instrument and sight-reading

-          Performance Recital

Instrumental Music

Tuition is available in small groups for all students in Years 7-12.

Students may elect to take lessons in -

 Strings:

violin

 viola,

 cello,

double bass

Percussion:

kit

 tuned percussion

Woodwind:

flute,

clarinet,

saxophone,

oboe,

bass clarinet,

bassoon

Brass:

trumpet,

french horn,

trombone,

euphonium,

tuba

 Guitar:

acoustic,

bass guitar

Voice

Theory

Piano

Students wishing to join the Instrumental Music Program are required to pay an annual Instrumental Music Tuition/ Materials charge. The amount will be advised. Some instruments are available for hire from the school.  Students who wish to borrow school instruments are required to pay a further Instrumental Music/ Repair charge.

Enrolment forms are available from the Music office on from the school website.

Students may also choose to participate in ABRSM and ANSCA exams.

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