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, encourage responses, and enrich our knowledge of self, communities, world cultures and histories. The Arts contribute to developing confident and creative individuals, nurturing and challenging active and informed citizens. Learning in the Arts is based on cognitive, affective and sensory/kinaesthetic responses 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 understand broader questions about the values and attitudes individuals and communities hold.
Here at Ashdale Secondary College, The Arts aims to educate students not only in the Arts but also 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. The students can unleash their creative flair using various art skills and processes to develop several performances and works through these areas. The students will be able to participate in local and state-wide activities in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.
Arts within Years 7-10 | For 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 & 12 | In 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:
- CUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries (Live Production) 2-year course (Years 11 and 12)
- CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance 2-year course (Years 11 and 12)
- CUA20615 Certificate II in Music (RTO 41549 – COSAMP) 2-year course (Years 11 and 12)