Accessible Page Links



Page Tools

Main page Content

The Arts

 

Head of Department: Peta Tabuteau

Through education in the arts, students develop creative talents, competencies and skills that can be transferred to their working and recreational lives. Arts subjects, separately and collectively, can balance and enrich the individual student by providing opportunities for them to create, reflect, challenge, ritualise, critique and celebrate the world in which they live.
 

Curriculum

In Year 7 and Year 8, students study The Arts for the whole year with two (2) lessons a week.

Students rotate every semester through each of the following subjects:
 

Dance – learning in Dance involves students exploring elements, skills and processes through practices of choreography, performance and appreciation. Students use their body as the instrument of expression and movement as the medium, demonstrating an increasing range of movement skills and style-specific techniques.

Drama - learning in Drama involves students making, performing, analysing and responding to drama, drawing on human experiences as a source of ideas. Students develop their understanding of the processes of dramatic playing, role-playing, improvising, process drama, playbuilding, interpreting scripts, rehearsing and directing.


 

Visual Arts – learning in Visual Arts involves students making and responding to artworks, drawing on the world as a source of ideas. Students develop their skills, techniques and processes as they explore a diversity of artists, visual imagery, representations drawing, painting and 3D construction.
 

Music – students learning Music, listen, perform and compose.  They explore and understand the elements of music, musical conventions, styles and forms which expands with their continued active engagement with music.

A parellel course exists for students who have a particular talent for music and/or who have been learning an instrument for some time. Students are required to apply and audition in the middle of Year 6 to have an opportunity to be part of this class. These students are given extension activities in their music class time.
 
  

In Year 9 and Year 10, students must complete one (1) more semester of The Arts. This can be in either semester one or two and students may choose from the five distinct Arts subjects:

  • Dance
  • Media
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Visual Art
 

It is advisable for students considering choosing an Arts subject in Year 11 and 12 to study that subject each semester in Years 9 and 10 to build a solid foundation in their chosen area.  

In Year 11 and Year 12, Craigslea offers the following authority subjects, all of which contribute to a student’s Overall Position (OP):

  1. Dance
  2. Drama
  3. Film, Television and New Media
  4. Music
  5. Music Extension (Year 12 only)
  6. Visual Art
 

and the non-authority subject, Multi-Arts Studies. This is a practical-based subject designed to give students hands-on experience and knowledge about the arts industry e.g. directing a musical, stage management, designing and constructing sets, costume design, etc. This subject does not contribute to an OP.

 

Craigslea Music Academy

At Craigslea State High School, the Music Academy has four strands that encourages students to develop their artistic and creative skills, these students are immersed in music through a wide range of performance opportunities and a curriculum taught by experienced teachers.

 
Extra-Curricular
   
There are many opportunities at Craigslea State High School for students to take part in Arts faculty activities outside the classroom. These include:    
 

  

Highlights
  
Many people are passionate about the arts in their lives and value highly the success and satisfaction they receive. Some of Craigslea’s Art Faculty highlights include:  
One of the only schools in Brisbane to offer all five strands of the Arts syllabus in both the junior and senior schools.
  1. Links with local feeder schools – Year 6 and 7 students involved in bi-annual school musical and regular participation in feeder school visits.
  2. Participation and continued success in the Excellence Awards in Visual Art and Design.
  3. Fully equipped, air conditioned FTV studio with AVID software.
  4. Air conditioned Dance studio.
  5. Photography dark room and computer art graphic programs.
  6. Participation in Brisbane and surrounding district Eisteddfods.
  7. Workshops with visiting professionals/artists.
 
Craigslea Dance Company Videos
 
 
 
 

 CDC Hip Hop

 
  
Craigslea Dance Company Photo Gallery