Creative Arts

Full Year

Students undertake a specialised study within or across one or more Arts disciplines.

Students actively participate in the development and presentation of Creative Arts products. These may take the form of, for example, musicals, plays, concerts, visual art, craft and design works, digital media, film and video, public arts projects, community performances, presentations and installations, and vocal groups or other ensembles.

  • Creative Arts is not precluded by students studying Visual Art and Visual Art Design in Stage 2.
  • In a nutshell, Creative Arts is about learning what practitioners do in their Arts practice. Then students master those skills to achieve polished creative products.
  • It’s driven by learning the craft of making/creating in a way reflective of current contemporary arts practice.
  • Students can work on collaborative Arts products.
  • The written work is very processed based. Students can be highly creative, conceptual and out the box but they don’t have to achieve the same level of synthesis and highly sophisticated understanding to be in the A band as with Visual Arts.
  • Leads directly to Creative Arts tertiary pathways.


School Based Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Product (50%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Inquiry (20%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Practical Skills (30%)

Not precluded. For students who want a strong Arts pathway. Need to be good independent learners.