Encompassing Dance, Drama, Media, Music and the Visual Arts; the St Brigid’s College Arts Faculty works to create an exciting range of learning pathways.
Well-resourced courses are available in all disciplines allowing students creative opportunities many would envy. Subject specific venues are provided for all of the Arts enabling students’ access to up to date Arts technologies and equipment, including a specialist dance studio, dark room, digital lighting, green screen capabilities, sound and video editing technologies and state of the art ceramic kiln.
By providing sequential learning pathways in each Arts discipline we strive to give the breadth and depth needed to springboard into the substantial career and employment opportunities that exist for Arts based students.
Junior School Arts
The IBPYP at St Brigid’s College has the Arts embedded into the student’s weekly learning experiences, commencing with specialist music classes in Pre-kindergarten. In early childhood, we value the use of sensory experiences that allow children to make and experiment with art forms. As student’s progress through the Junior School they learn and acquire knowledge in a Performing Arts and Visual Arts subject, as mandated by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Students are also exposed to a range of Arts based experiences including professional incursions from theatrical and musical groups. Students can also access specialist tutors, instrumental and choral ensembles should they show an interest or an aptitude for music.
Middle School Arts
The IBMYP has the Arts embedded in the programme, with a focus on inquiry based learning and creative thinking. This means that every student will participate in Visual (Visual Art and Media) and the Performing Arts (Dance, Drama, Music) based subjects. To further enhance our core activities students are exposed to a host of co-curricular experiences including visits for performers and artists, excursions to productions and professional workshops. Please see specific handbook for further information: Curriculum Handbook Years 7 to 9
Senior School Arts
Arts students in the senior school have all selected to specialise in a chosen field or fields and are able to access ATAR and General WACE subjects. Depending on student need and demand, we provide specialist dance, drama, media, music and visual workshops. Core to our senior programme is the opportunity to view, perform or exhibit work in public and community events or venues. Consequently, students are able to see first-hand the range of possibilities and standards that exist outside of the College. Please see specific handbook for further information: Curriculum Handbook Year 10, Curriculum Handbook Years 11 and 12