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

Dance (Year 10)

Dance (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you interested in Dance? Pursuing a career as a performer? Year 10 Dance offers you the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of dance as an art form. The subject is based on investigating and communicating ideas, themes and concepts through dance. Year 10 Dance will equip you with technical and physical skills, personal movement vocabulary and application of choreographic and analytical principles. You will study and perform a mixture of styles, focusing on Jazz and Contemporary.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of dance as an art form
  • Investigate and communicate ideas, themes and concepts
  • Develop technical and physical skills, personal movement vocabulary and application of choreographic and analytical principles
  • Investigate the history of dance and the connection of dance within other cultures

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Approximate Costs

Subject Fee $45

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Arts Learning Area Leader

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Drama (Year 10)

Drama (Year 10)

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.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the basic principles of dramatic theory including improvisation, role play and scripted pieces
  • Develop dramatic skills, use of voice, spatial awareness and appreciation of stagecraft
  • Create and present drama which explores themes, issues and ideas using different styles and forms
  • Analyse and interpret the structure, content and aesthetical qualities of drama through workshop and performance
  • Perform to your own devised work as well as scripted plays for an audiences

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

Excursions $70

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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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Theatre Studies (Year 10)

Theatre Studies (Year 10)

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.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Work collaboratively to design and create all aspects of a production
  • Explore production roles such as lighting, costume, set, sound, props, stage management, acting and direction
  • Create and perform an interpretation of a written script as a class
  • Participate in an audience of a live performance
  • Analyse the use of production roles and expressive skills in understanding the interpretation of a script of a performance

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

Excursions $70

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Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Studio Arts Photography (Year 10)

Studio Arts Photography (Year 10)

Course Summary

Studio Arts – Photography Year 10 Are you creative? Enjoy Photography? Studying Year 10 Art – Photography you will explore a range of manual and digital photographic techniques 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

  • Develop or improve skills & techniques in using an SLR camera, lighting skills, composition techniques, darkroom management and develop photographs
  • Manipulate photographic images through manual and digital processes
  • Learn how to present finished artworks
  • Keep a visual diary that records techniques and ideas related to practical work

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

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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

Media (Year 10)

Media (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you interested in the media? Looking at studying media in VCE or VCAL? In Year 10 media you will investigate a range of traditional and contemporary media formats of societal and cultural influences. You will look at new forms of digital media and how these affect the way people communicate across the globe.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Document a folio of work throughout the semester
  • Research and view communication platforms

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $30

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Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower