Students are active learners who engage in arts forms as both practitioner and consumer/audience. At PGHS we aim to give students an authentic, tangible and real "hands on" learning experience.
The arts at PGHS include:
Visual Arts - including art, design, digital imaging
Drama- including film making
Through active involvements in arts, students develop creative and powerful ways of expressing themselves. When given the opportunity to respond to, reflect on and analyse arts works, they develop a critical appreciation of their own works and those of others. When students consider the influence of context in the arts, their awareness is sharpened and their own practice informed.
The curriculum framework for arts is organised through three strands:
Arts analysis and response
Arts in contexts
Visual arts: the exploration and expression of ideas through a broad range of approaches in visual images, forms and structures. These include contemporary visual culture, traditional crafts and design (graphic, environmental, product) as well as experimental and conceptual work. Visual arts practice involves the use of a diversity of visual conventions and symbols; and of materials, mediums, and techniques, underpinned by aesthetic, social, cultural and technological considerations.
Drama: the enactment of real and imagined events through role play, play making and performance, enabling individuals and groups to explore, shape and represent ideas, feelings and their consequences in symbolic or dramatic form.
Music: the aural representation of ideas as sounds and silences using voice, body, found sounds, and acoustic and electronic instruments/ equipment. These sound sources may be organised in terms of rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, dynamics, tempo and form.
The arts are a valuable cultural resource underpinning our national identity. The arts play a major role in shaping, expressing and projecting Australia's rich multicultural identity. They also constitute a significant part of.