Studio Arts General

Studio Arts: General

Course Summary

Do you appreciate art exhibitions? Do you like expressing art? Through studying Studio Arts: General you will continue to explore, develop and refine a range of fine art materials to investigate the characteristics and aesthetics of the materials. There will be a greater focus on individual ideas and production of refined work. You will actively participate in managing the production of artistic work across an extended period. During this subject, you will investigate and respond to a range of artists and artworks in a more formalised critical writing format.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write reports
  • Analyse of artists and artworks
  • Documented folio of work
  • Explore a range of class materials
  • Produce work accompanied by annotations

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $80

Excursion $60

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $120

Excursion $60

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies

Course Summary

Are you interested in the Theatre? Interested in Arts and Culture? In Theatre Studies you interpret scripts from the pre-modern era to the present day and produce theatre for audiences. Through practical and theoretical engagement with scripts, you look at the origins and development of theatre and the influences of theatre on cultures and societies. Also, you will be able to work in the production roles of actor, director and designer, to create scripted theatre for an audience.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Design a scripted performance
  • Present a scripted performance
  • View and evaluate professional productions

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $100

Excursion $100

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $150

Excursion $100

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Visual Communication Design

Visual Communication Design

Course Summary

Art you interesting in communicating ideas through visual language? Are you creative and like to design? By studying Visual Communication Design you will engage in a range of activities to develop technical drawing skills (manual and digital), learn how to apply the design process and develop a sense of design aesthetics. You will be equipped to study and analyse existing designers to understand how they attract and engage their audience.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write reports
  • Complete projects
  • Document a folio of works across the semester

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $60

Excursion $50

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $70

Excursion $50

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Dance

Dance

Course Summary

Are you interested in working in the entertainment industry? Want to be a sports coach, personal trainer or Sports Physiotherapist? VET Dance equips you with relevant industry knowledge and practices. You will undertake a mixture of technique and performance-based learning as well as theory. You’ll develop insight into preparing for dance performances and finding work in the industry. You will study and perform a mixture of styles, focusing on Jazz and Contemporary.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of recent dance industry knowledge
  • Develop an understanding of occupational health and safety relevant to the dance industry
  • Investigate career transition options in the Dance industry
  • Enhance skills in Dance techniques and body conditioning
  • Develop theoretical knowledge and skills for a variety of areas in the entertainment industry
  • Develop an understanding of Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition and their roles in performance  development

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $75

Unit 3 – 5

Subject Fee $125

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Music Industry

Music Industry

Course Summary

Are you looking for further employment in the music industry? This subject will provide you with a mix of practical skills and knowledge to record, mix and edit sound sources. It covers areas such as soundtrack recording, digital editing and mixing, audio equipment operations and management.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: CUA3095 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Mix music in a studio environment
  • Operate sound reinforcement systems
  • Record and mix a basic music demo
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • Manage audio input sources

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $100

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $100

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Music Performance

Music Performance

Course Summary

Are you interested in how integral music is to culture? Looking at pursuing a musical pathway after school? In Music Performance, you will focus on performing in both solo and group contexts. Presenting a program of solo and group performances as well as technical work (such as scales and exercises) on your selected instrument is core to the subject. You will develop theoretical skills in listening and writing of music as well as composing and arranging music.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Perform solo and groups works
  • Complete a technical demonstration and discussion
  • Complete aural and theory tests, and an end of year examination
  • Undertake Composition/Improvisation/Arrangement
  • Sit an external performance examination

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Workbook $30

Unit 3 & 4

Workbook $30

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Studio Arts Photography

Studio Arts: Photography

Course Summary

Do you appreciate art exhibitions? Do you like expressing art? Through studying Studio Arts: Photography you will continue to explore, develop and refine a range of fine art materials to investigate the characteristics and aesthetics of the materials. There will be a greater focus on individual ideas and production of refined work. You will actively participate in managing the production of artistic work across an extended period. During this subject, you will investigate and respond to a range of artists and artworks in a more formalised critical writing format.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write reports
  • Analyse of artists and artworks
  • Documented folio of work
  • Explore a range of class materials
  • Produce work accompanied by annotations

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $80

Excursion $60

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $120

Excursion $60

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Drama

Drama

Course Summary

Do you enjoy writing/performing? Looking at a career as a performer? In VCE Drama you will focus on creating, presenting and analysing a devised solo and/or ensemble performance that includes real or imagined characters and is based on stimulus material that reflects personal, cultural and/or community experiences and stories. This unit also involves the analysis of a piece of your performance as well as professional productions. You will learn how to draw on a range of performance styles relevant to practices of ritual and story-telling, contemporary drama practice and the work of significant drama practitioners.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Create and present a devised performance
  • Analyse your performance
  • Analyse a professional production

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $100

Excursion $100

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $150

Workbook $70

Excursion $150

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Media

Media

Course Summary

Are you interested in the role of the media in shaping our society? Are you looking to pursue a career in communications? Are you creative and expressive? Studying VCE Media examines how the media is deeply embedded within our life and culture at a personal, local, national and global level. You will investigate a range of factors that influences audiences, traditional and contemporary platforms and how the audience engages with them. This subject will develop and refine your skills in the production of a range of material for different contexts and audiences.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Produce and refine media conventions
  • Investigate and analyse Media forms eg. TV, Radio, newspapers, magazines, the internet and mobile phones
  • Document a folio of works

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $30

Students may need to purchase additional material if they choose to

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $30

Students may need to purchase additional material if they choose to

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Music Investigation

Music Investigation (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

Music Investigation requires you to design an Investigation Topic based on your musical interests that have a performance-based outcome. This topic determines the scope, content and direction of your study across the year. Your work for each Area of Study, Outcome and Assessment Task, including the end-of-year performance examination, must draw on content relevant to the Investigation Topic. This subject is only available to students in their final year of VCE. You cannot select this subject unless they have had discussions with relevant music teaching staff.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Complete a research report and presentation
  • Undertake a technical demonstration and discussion
  • Respond to questions based on mini-program performance of Unit 3 work
  • Undertake Composition/Improvisation/Arrangement
  • Sit an external performance examination

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Approximate Costs

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower