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Creative Arts Academy

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The Kirwan High Creative Arts Academy proudly fosters creativity, innovation and personal excellence through Performing and Visual Arts. It's extensive and rigorous curriculum is for students who aspire to be the artists of the future.

These aspirations will be nurtured through a school based program as well as opportunities to learn and perform in national and international arenas.

Through the Creative Arts Academy, students will:

  • Explore the world through a creative lens.
  • Value personal excellence.
  • Achieve high quality outcomes.

Visual Arts

The Kirwan High Creative Arts Academy Visual Arts strand develops student's abilities to think and work in a creative and imaginative way. They will extend their artistic aptitudes and skills in an academic learning environment. This program offers a unique opportunity for students who demonstrate a passion for the Visual Arts, including Cultural Arts and Design.

Visual Arts styles and skills that are covered in this course will include basic drawing technique, digital photography, mixed media, sculpting and developing folios of work. Students will have the opportunity to work with our Artist in Residence along with other renowned artists. Art work developed will be exhibited at school and in local galleries. There is also ample opportunity for students to enter their works in local, state and national competitions.

Entry to this program will require applicants to attend a workshop with one of our highly skilled Art teachers and to provide folio of work (optional).

Performing Arts

Dance

The Kirwan High Creative Arts Academy Dance strand offers the highest standard of dance training, combined with a strong academic education in a caring environment. It provides students with the opportunity to excel as dancers through the tuition of our expert teachers and renowned professionals.

Dance styles to be studied will include contemporary, classical ballet and jazz / hip-hop. Students who participate in this program will develop a strong technique alongside an understanding of artistry and performance. The Creative Arts Dance strand will nurture creativity and aim for excellence at all times through opportunities to showcase performance and choreography skills.

Entry to this program will require students to attend a workshop style audition with one of our highly skilled Dance teachers.

Drama

The Kirwan High Creative Arts Academy Drama strand is designed for students to explore the dramatic art form through a series of styles and forms. Students will engage in learning experiences that allow them to communicate ideas, express feelings, value artistic forms and make sense of the world in which they live.

Through Drama, students will be provided with countless opportunities to showcase their talent, within a supportive environment. The focus of the program is to develop skills in acting (scripted and improvised), creating or forming drama and stagecraft. They will combine these skills to develop high quality work to be showcased in local, national and international performance spaces.

Entry to this program will require students to attend a workshop-style audition, where they will be led by highly skilled Drama teachers.

Music

The Kirwan High Creative Arts Academy Music strand boasts a proud tradition of outstanding music education. It provides talented and dedicated young musicians with opportunities to enhance their musical potential as performers, composers and musicologists.

As well as classroom music, students will participate in one or more of the following instrumental programs, and will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills through a range of ensemble performances at local, state and international levels.

  • Brass
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion

This program is designed for students who are currently learning an instrument either at school or privately, or have a particular flair for vocals and singing. The Academy will provide opportunities for extension work for students in collaboration with nationally and internationally renowned musicians as well as the talented teaching staff.

Entry to this program will require students to attend an audition with one of our Music teachers.

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Last reviewed 19 October 2018
Last updated 19 October 2018