Art Creative Practice

Art Creative Practice

Course Summary

Do you appreciate art exhibitions? Do you like expressing art? Through studying Art Creative Practice 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

*From 2023, this subject will be called Art Creative Practice

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Contribution $80

Excursion $60

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $120

Excursion $60

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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 Contribution $100

Excursion $100

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $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 Contribution $60

Excursion $50

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $70

Excursion $50

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Music Industry (VET)

Music Industry (VET)

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

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

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with College of Sound and Music Production, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 41549

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Unit 1 & 2

N/A

Unit 3 & 4

N/A

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Arts Learning Area Leader

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Music Unit 1 & 2

Music Unit 1 & 2

Course Summary

Students prepare and perform ensemble and/or solo works to develop technical control, expression and stylistic understanding on their chosen instrument/sound source. They create (arrange, compose or improvise) short music exercises that reflect their understanding of the organisation of music. Students develop knowledge of music language concepts as they analyse and respond to a range of music and focus on the way music can be used to create an intended effect.

VCE: Unit 1 & 2

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Performances of at least two works, including at least one ensemble/group work
  • Complete a technical demonstration and discussion of challenges presented in works
  • Aural, oral, written and practical tasks
  • Composition and/or improvisation exercises and accompanying discussion

Prerequisites

There are no VCAA prerequisites for entry to Units 1, 2 and 3. However, the school prerequisites are as follows:

  • Evidence of instrumental music lessons, if a student has not studied music prior
  • Evidence of music experience in another school setting
  • Highly encouraged they take instrumental music classes whilst studying music

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Workbook $30

Unit 3 & 4

Workbook $30

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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 Contribution $100

Excursion $100

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $150

Workbook $70

Excursion $150

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Music Inquiry (Unit 3 & 4)

Music Inquiry (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

This study offers pathways for students whose main interest is a combination of performing, composing/arranging and investigating music through music making, analysing and responding in relation to their particular interests. Music making is a collective and integrated experience. It involves composing, arranging, interpreting, reimaging, improvising, recreating, performing and critiquing music in an informed manner. Students develop aural skills by responding to music from a range of sources across time and place. They analyse music works and/or styles and develop an understanding of how the treatment of music elements, concepts and compositional devices in one work and/or style can be identified and explained in the works of others.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Perform a work in the style of a selected work/creator and explain how the performance relates to the selected music style and/or creator
  • Create and/or arrange music and demonstrate the connection to the selected music style and/or creator
  • Analyse and describe the treatment of music elements, concepts and compositional devices in two works
  • Listen and respond to selected music excerpts from a range of styles
  • Externally-assessed Task (EAT) – Submit a folio that contains documentation, video recording of a performance and an audio and/or video recording of a composition/arrangement
  • End of year written examination

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Music Contemporary Performance Units 3 & 4

Music Contemporary Performance Units 3 & 4

Course Summary

Students prepare a program for assessment in a live performance. They may be assessed as primarily a member of a group or as a solo performer. All performances must include at least one ensemble work with another live musician and an original work created by an Australian artist since 1990. All performances must include a personally reimagined version of an existing work. Original works may also be included in the program. Students identify technical, expressive and stylistic challenges relevant to works they are preparing for performance. They listen and respond to a wide range of music by a variety of performers in contemporary styles. They also study music language concepts such as sales, harmony and rhythmic materials that relate to contemporary music. Styles including (but not limited to) rock, pop, jazz, EDM, country, funk and R&B.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Perform a selection of works being prepared for the performance examination, demonstrating an understanding of music style, authentic performance conventions and a range of techniques
  • Demonstrate and discuss performance development techniques and reimagining approaches relevant to the performances of selected works
  • Discuss a performer’s interpretation and manipulation of music elements and concepts in works
  • Identify, recreate and notate music language concepts
  • End of year performance examination-End of year written examination

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