Studio Arts

Studio Arts

Course Summary

Do you appreciate art exhibitions? Do you like expressing art? Through studying Studio Arts 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

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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

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

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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Music Styles & Composition

Music Styles & Composition

Course Summary

Do you enjoy studying music? Do you want to create music yourself? In Music Style and Composition you will investigate ways composers and/or creators treat elements of music and use compositional devices to create effects and elicit responses. Listening and responding to music from a wide range of music styles will enable you to improve your familiarity with elements of music and ways composers/music creators treat these elements and use compositional devices to create specific effects. You will compose and/or arrange music for a multi-disciplinary work of your choice in response to an understanding of the music and the creative processes studied.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write responses to musical excerpts
  • Complete oral and visual analysis of selected works for study
  • Document a folio of original compositions
  • Sit an end of year oral and written examination

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Studio Art General (Year 10)

Studio Art General (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you creative? Enjoy Art? Studying Year 10 Art – General you will explore a range of fine art materials to investigate the characteristics and aesthetics of the materials. You will also explore and document individual ideas in your folio throughout the semester. This will require you to investigate and respond to a range of artists and artworks to develop critical writing skills.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Document a range of explorations and annotate their process and findings in a folio of work throughout the semester
  • Research and analyse selected artworks, artists and cultures

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

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Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Visual Communication & Design (Year 10)

Visual Communication & Design (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you interested in communicating ideas through visual language? Are you creative and like to design? By studying this introduction to 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.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop or improve skills in observational, rendering and visualisation drawings
  • Focus on Environmental (interior & architecture), Industrial (commercial products) and communication design (graphic)
  • Investigate the influence of design and media industries on society
  • Learn the basics of Australian Standards and conventions for technical drawings
  • Demonstrate and apply a range of manual and digital skills

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $30

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Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Music (Year 10)

Music (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you enjoy performing music? Are you looking to further develop your musical skills? In Year 10 Music you will build upon your musical skills and develop practical experience in both group and individual performances. You will perform in a variety of styles, listen to a range of music, study music theory, research and compose original works.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Perform solo and/or group pieces at school concerts and events
  • Research different styles and genres of music
  • Develop music theory and aural skills
  • Create original compositions
  • Complete a written exam on listening skills and music theory

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