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Creative arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel​


Visual Arts



“Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”- Pablo Picasso





"Dancing stimulates the mind, body and soul. It has been proven to increase cognitive strengths and prolong life; that is the Miracle of Dance." - Lai Rupe




"The theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental.  It’s so much like life.” – Arthur Miller


“If the audience knows you’re there, something has gone extremely wrong.” – Techie Talks