Oatley Senior Campus

Georges River College

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Creative and performing arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Creative and performing arts Faculty (CAPA)

The CAPA Faculty is a diverse and vibrant faculty at GRC Oatley Senior Campus. Students are regularly involved in performances, exhibitions, excursions and other creative activities. The CAPA subjects encourage creative thinking and problem solving skills. Many activities are group-based, so students must learn to work as a team and direct themselves. Participation in rehearsals and performances teaches self-discipline and work ethic, as students regularly commit their free time to rehearsing. Each year in Term 3 the faculty presents the HSC Showcase, which features major works from Dance, Drama and Music. This is followed the annual Art Exhibition, displaying the HSC Visual Arts and Ceramic works. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in extracurricular activities, such as the GRC Stage Band and the GRC Combined Concert Band, Schools Spectacular, InConcert, and State Drama Camp.

The CAPA faculty has a proud history of HSC Nominations for HSC Major works, as well as consistent numbers of students gaining entry to CAPA courses at university.