The Arts Learning Area comprises five subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts. Together they provide opportunities for students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences, as they discover and interpret the world.

The Arts entertain, inform, challenge, and encourage responses, and enrich our knowledge of self, communities, world cultures and histories. The Arts contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals, nurturing and challenging active and informed citizens. Learning in the Arts is based on cognitive, affective and sensory/kinaesthetic response to arts practices as students revisit increasingly complex content, skills and processes with developing confidence and sophistication through the years of schooling.

Aesthetic understanding helps students to appreciate and critically respond to various arts experiences with enjoyment. Through their arts experiences, students come to understand broader questions about the values and attitudes held by individuals and communities.

Here at Ashdale Secondary College, The Arts aims to educate each student not only in the Arts but also themselves as individuals and groups. Within the Arts learning area, we offer the students the opportunity to study either one or a combination of Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Arts. Through these areas, the students can unleash their creative flair using various art skills and processes to develop several performances and works. The students will have the opportunity to participate in local and state-wide activities in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

Arts within Years 7-10For Years 7 – 10 Ashdale Secondary College offers generic Arts programs that cover the following outcomes; Arts Making and Arts Responding. Contexts include; Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Music, Media Arts and Visual Arts.

Arts within Years 11 & 12In Years 11 and 12 we offer the General in Dance, Drama and Visual Arts.

We also offer a VET Pathway, where students gain a Certificate II in Dance, Music or Live Production (Theatre).

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses

In The Arts for Years 11 and 12 students, Ashdale Secondary College offers the following Certificates:

  • CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries – Live Production (RTO 2401 – Skills Strategies International) 2-year course (Year 11 and 12)
  • CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance (RTO 52499 – VETiS Consulting) 2-year course (Year 11 and 12)
  • CUS30109 Certificate II in Music (RTO 41549 – COSAMP) 2-year course (Year 11 and 12)