Year 10 The Arts Electives
This elective will develop student independence in their approach to exploring and refining art concepts. They will use a range of materials, techniques and processes and will experiment and refine ideas throughout a folio. During the semester, students will explore a range of art forms such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. This subject is a stepping stone to VCE Studio Arts, Units 1-4 and will be practical and theory based.
In this elective, students will focus on technique, safe dance skills, dance making skills, performance and analysis. Students will learn a class dance which they will perform and be assessed on. Students will learn about formal structures, body actions, physical skills and choreographic devices used to create a dance.
Students will use this knowledge along with structured improvisations, to choreograph their own small group or solo dance.
They will also use this knowledge in being introduced to analysis of professional dance works, a skill required for VCE Dance.
Assessments for this elective: warm up presentation, class dance performance, small group choreography, as well as performance and analysis of selected dance works.
CARTOONING & ILLUSTRATION
This creative and versatile subject aims to introduce students to a variety of cartooning styles including caricature, comic strip and other illustrative styles. You will develop rendering and drawing skills using various mediums such as pen and ink, graphite pencil and graphite markers. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their cartooning skills using various software packages such as Adobe Photoshop. This subject leads to VCAL Studio Arts.
In this elective students will focus on technique, safe dance skills, dance making skills, performance and analysis. Students will learn a class dance which they will perform and be assessed on. Students will be learn about formal structures, body actions, physical skills, structured improvisation and choreographic devices used to create a dance. Students will use this knowledge to choreograph their own small group, duo or solo dance. They will also be introduced to analysis of professional dance works, a skill required for VCE Dance. Assessments for this elective include: Warm up Presentation, Class Dance Performance, Own Dance Choreography and Performance and Analysis of Selected Dance Works. Students may then choose to continue to study VCE Dance.
In Drama, students participate in a wide range of activities that cover aspects of the production areas, the playmaking techniques, analysis and performance. It is expected that all students participate in their own dramatic works, devising from a range of stimulus material and using a range of performance styles.
In Media students will be introduced to understanding ‘Narrative’ and analysing film texts. They will also explore representations in various media products and the codes and conventions of different film genres. This will lead to students working individually and collaboratively to create short films, posters and magazines. Students will have access to the Macintosh Lab and all the programs in the Adobe CC suite. The aim for the course is to give students experience in using industry quality programs and prepare for VCE Unit 1 and 2 Media
Year 10 Music gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding of music. The program allows students to work on their own individual areas of performance interest, while also covering a range of fundamental pre-VCE theory and aural skills, music technology projects and creative composition activities. Students are required to prepare a number of performances throughout the semester, involving a variety of styles and techniques, as both a soloist and in an ensemble. Students are also required to analyse recordings and videos of their own performances, as a way to improve and self-evaluate their technical and performance skills. The subject is an excellent complement to school ensemble involvement and private instrumental/vocal lessons and equips students with the necessary skills for a strong start in VCE Music in Year 11.
To undertake this subject, students must have prior experience in music and be learning an instrument. This subject runs for the whole year
In this subject, students will follow the design process in response to client briefs from the Industrial, Environmental, and Communication fields of design. Students will experiment with a variety of methods, media and materials, including pencil rendering, technical drawing, painting, model-making, and digital methods, with students able to access all programs in the Adobe CC suite via the Technology Portal. Students will build their awareness of how designers use the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas visually. This area of study leads into VCE Visual Communication Design Unit 1 – 4, and will be both practical and theory based. Please note, students will require an A3 visual diary if they choose this subject.