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Performing arts


​The Performing arts enhance students understanding of arts practice through active engagement, both individually and collaboratively, with arts elements, techniques, skills and processes, working creatively and imaginatively, to take risks and focus on how the arts reinforce and challenge their own experiences and those of other artists. They develop their ability to critically analyse and reflect on the creative process that has occurred within one or across many arts disciplines.

Global aims

Students use their creativity, imagination and senses to express ideas across a range of social, cultural, historical, spiritual, political, technological and economic contexts through Dance, Drama, Music and Media. They enhance their aesthetic understandings of arts elements and languages. They create their own works and present and respond to their own and others' works, considering specific audiences and specific purposes. They recognise that the Arts provide career opportunities and develop skills that will help them to lead fulfilling recreational and working lives.

Students understand that diverse individual and communal expressions of Australia's past, present and future are represented through arts works, including those created by Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander people.

Course organisation

Year 8

A term each of Dance, Drama and Music

Year 9




Year 10, 11 and 12




Drama studies