Lurnea High School

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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.

FACULTY OF Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)

Our Creative and Performing Arts faculty are an essential and integral part of our school in offering a wide range of immersive experiences in the Creative Arts field.

Faculty Vision 

As a faculty we aim to provide quality teaching and engagement through rigor learningexperiences where students are known and valued for their unique creativity and imagination. Our team of teachers are highly qualified professionals from a diverse range of Creative Arts background who are future focused, worked collaboratively, engaged regularly in professional learning and dialogues, to develop learning experiences that will bring impact to students' outcome.

Our faculty put students at the centre of all our decisions and valued their individuality and background.  Our strength lies in our collaborative and explicit teaching approach through knowing our students and how they learn. We utilise our specialise expertise of skills and knowledge to provide holistic, lateral, diverse, rigorous, and inclusive opportunities to our students.

As part of their academic program, students in Year 7 and 8 study Music and Visual Arts mandatory courses.

Elective courses in Visual Arts, Music, Visual Design, Photography and Digital Media are offered to students studying for their ROSA for Year 9 and 10.  We offer these electives as 100 hours courses, enabling students to select either different or the same elective after Year 9.  This mode of elective provides students platform to experience a wide range of curriculum prior to their selection for Year 11 and 12.  For Year 11 and 12, we offer Visual Arts, Music and Photography and Digital Media, and VET Entertainment.

Studying the Creative and Performing Arts subjects, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make, and perform. Each creative art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements of concepts with problem solving skills to think creatively and laterally in building students’ capacity to inspire and enrich their lives. 

We provide regular school wide activities and opportunities for students to participate in the Creative Arts program such as:

·       MADD Night – Annual school wide event for Music, Art, Dance and Drama

·       Excursions to Art Express at Art Gallery NSW for Visual Arts and ENCORE performances for Music

·       Participating in National Art School – HSC Intensive Studio Practice for Visual Arts

·       Participating in Art Smart Program – initiative by Creative Arts Program of NSW Department of Education