THE ARTS – year 10

Senior School

The Year 10 program is largely elective based. Students will be able to select a program that enhances their interests and strengths while preparing them for future study in Years 11 and 12. Students must study English and Mathematics for the full year.

Year 10 students will choose:

  • At least one elective from the Science Domain
  • At least one elective from the Humanities/Languages Domain
  • At least one elective from the Health and Physical Education Domain
  • At least one elective from the Arts/Technology Domain

visual ARTS

Year 10 ART

The year 10 Art 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. Exploring the practical and theoretical aspects of each art form. This subject is a stepping stone to VCE Art Creative Practice, Units 1-4. Please note, students will require an A3 visual diary if they choose this subject.

Year 10 MEDIA

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


In this elective, students learn about how designers visually communicate ideas when creating things like messages, objects, environments, and interactive experiences. Through application of the design process, students use drawings, mock-ups, models, and prototypes to develop design ideas, concepts, and solutions. Students will choose and combine manual and digital methods, media, and materials with design elements and principles. Visual Communication Design goes beyond just how things look and work, ensuring designs solve problems in smart ways that help people in the long term. 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.


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.
This subject leads to VCE Arts Creative Practice and VCAL Arts Creative Practice.


Year 10 MUSIC 

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.

Year 10 DANCE

In this elective, students will participate in technique classes which concentrate on safe dance practice, technical skills and performance skills.

They will explore the Australian dance industry through research tasks and peer teaching.
Students will be taught a class dance where they will learn about choreographic processes and how to take on a choreographer’s intention.
Students will also undertake structured improvisation classes and learn about the dance making process and use of movement categories to create choreography. Students will create a small group choreography which will be performed as a practical assessment at the conclusion of the elective.

Year 10 DRAMA