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Concord High School

Concord 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.

 

The Creative and Performing Arts faculty at Concord High School encompasses
Visual Arts, Music and Drama subject areas.

 

Yr 11 Drama students performing at 'Talking to a Stranger'

 

Yr 9 Art students at Sydney Aquarium excursion

Yr 10 students practising the guitar 

CAPA subjects benefit students by:

·       Encouraging self expression, self confidence and self esteem

·       Making them productive, creative and confident in the use of traditional   and contemporary  technologies

·       Developing and refining Artmaking and Performing skills as a continual practice requiring self reflection

·       Allowing them to understand and apply a variety of analytical and creative techniques to solve problems

·       Creating visually literate students who extend their oral and aural capabilities

Exhibitions:
There are several occasions during the year where CAPA students showcase their skills.

·         Junior MADD night  

·         Senior MADD night

·         Senior Soiree (Music and Drama) 

·         Annual HSC Art/Photography Exhibition

 

All of these events are heavily supported by students and the local community. The exhibitions and performances are used to allow students to view their own work and the work of others in an exhibition setting and to give parents and the community some insight into the gifts and talents of our students in the creative arts fields.