Creative and Performing Arts

The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty of St Joseph’s Catholic College provides students with a challenging, relevant and engaging curriculum in a supportive, spiritual and creative environment.

 

Our goal is to promote an attitude of excellence and develop students’ confidence and enjoyment of the Creative and Performing Arts. The courses offered in the faculty are Drama, Music, Photography and Digital Media and Visual Arts.

At St Joseph’s Catholic College we offer a curriculum based on student centred learning, allowing students to reach their true potential. We aim to foster a strong spirit for learning that is an enjoyable and a life-long process.

We also encourage enthusiastic involvement in performance and exhibition, foster freedom of expression, and cater for students’ individual differences. We aim to equip students with knowledge and skills in IT, fostering their creativity in this technological age.

Creative and Performing Arts Subjects

Stage 4: Years 7 and 8

Both Music and Visual Arts are mandatory. Students complete one semester of each subject in both years 7 and 8.

Stage 5: Years 9 and 10 (Elective Courses)

Students have the opportunity to select from the following courses:

  • Drama - the Drama course engages and challenges students to maximise their dramatic abilities and enjoyment of drama and theatre through making, performing and appreciating dramatic and theatrical works.
  • Music - the Music course provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for active engagement and enjoyment in performing, composing and listening, and to allow a range of music to have a continuing role in their lives.
  • Photographic and Digital Media - the Photographic and Digital Media course allows students to develop and enjoy practical and conceptual autonomy in their abilities to represent ideas and interests in photographic and digital media works. They learn to understand and value the different beliefs that affect interpretation, meaning and significance in photographic and digital media.
  • Visual Arts - the Visual Arts course enables students to develop and enjoy practical and conceptual autonomy in their abilities to represent ideas in the Visual Arts. They learn to understand and value the different beliefs that affect meaning and significance by responding to their world.

Stage 6: Years 11 and 12

Students have the opportunity to select from the following courses. All courses have a practical component that is marked externally for the HSC.

  • Drama - the Drama course is designed for students to experience, understand, enjoy and value drama as a social, collaborative and creative art form and as an expression of culture through making, performing and critically studying drama and theatre.
  • Music - the Music 1 course provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and experiences to emerge as musically sensitive and capable individuals with the capacity and desire for music to play a significant and continually developing role in their lives.
  • Visual Arts - the Visual Arts course provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the ways they may represent their interpretations of the world in artmaking as an informed point of view, and through historical and critical accounts.

 

In The Spirit of Mary MacKillop

St Joseph's Catholic College

Contact Details

PO BOX 4041
Russell Drysdale St. East Gosford
NSW 2250, Australia
P: 02 43 244022 F: 02 43 233512
sjcc@dbb.catholic.edu.au