The Arts 7-10 enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond, and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.
The Arts present ideas that are dynamic and rich in tradition. Through engaging in The Arts students are entertained, challenged and provoked to respond to questions and assumptions about individual and community identity, taking into account different histories and cultures. The Arts contributes to the development of confident and creative individuals and enriches Australian society. Students express, represent and communicate ideas in contemporary, traditional and emerging arts forms.
Learning in and through the Arts is characterised by a wide range of learning approaches from direct instruction through to hands-on practical and enquiry based learning opportunities. Students attend excursions and incursions to galleries and exhibitions as part of their studies. Involvement in the Arts curriculum is an interactive experience where students are engaged in discovery, experimentation, and problem-solving through creative and critical thinking, utilising visual techniques, technologies, materials, practices and processes.
The Arts 7-10 at Thomastown Secondary College consists of Visual Art, Visual Communication and Design, Media Arts and Music. Dance is studied as an elective. See some of the amazing works of visual and performing art created by our students: