The music in this video is being played by the Blackburn High School Big Band.
  •  The Arts 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.
Year 7 & 8
Students will have 4 periods a fortnight of Art and Drama for one semester each year in Year 7 & 8.
In their Art classes, students will cover a variety of topics and media, including: Elements and Principles of
Design, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking, Visual Communication, Art History.
In their Drama classes, students will build up their confidence and team work skills during a series of
exciting Units, focusing on improvisation, performance in different cultures and creative advertising
Year 9
Consists of electives where students complete a minimum of one semesterlength
unit over the year.
The classes have 4 periods per fortnight. Students also have the opportunity to select an additional one or two Art
subjects in the open elective block.
The following areas are offered: Art, Ceramics, Multimedia, Visual Communication and Drama.
Year 10
Consists of electives where students complete a maximum of four semester length units over the year.
The following areas are offered:
Art, Ceramics, Multimedia, Visual Communication and Drama. Each class has 6 periods per fortnight.
Students have the opportunity to further their studies in the Arts by selecting from the following VCE Subjects:
Art, Studio Arts, Visual Communication & Design, Drama and Media,
Students will produce a folio of artwork that will be assessed throughout the semester. They will have a Visual
Arts diary for assessment that will contain a record of their design processes, handouts on the various topics
and homework. A number of written projects will be completed on artists and techniques. Some of this work will
be presented using ICT such as Illustrator and Photoshop.

Extension activities
Students can enter art competitions that are run by the school and wider community


Further information

For more information, please contact the Head of our Art Department, Ms Cheryl Angus, by email