South Fremantle Senior High School

The Arts

ArtsThe Arts engage, inspire and enrich students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential. Rich in tradition, the arts play a major role in the development and expression of contemporary cultures and communities, locally, nationally and globally.

The Arts communicate ideas, narratives and emotions showcasing unique identities and means of expression. Students learn through experiences as artists and as audiences, acquiring specific arts skills and developing critical understanding that informs decision-making and aesthetic choices. Students explore and express themselves as they discover and interpret the worlds around them, communicating ideas with current and emerging technologies and using arts knowledge and understanding to make sense of their worlds as they entertain, challenge, provoke responses and express and share the discourse and energy of communities, cultures and histories.

Each Arts subject has a unique aesthetic, with discrete knowledge, understanding, symbols, language, processes and skills. Arts learning is based on practice as students revisit increasingly complex content, skills, techniques and processes with increasing confidence and sophistication across their years of learning.

Nuts & Bolts

Middle School

(Years 7-10)

THE ARTS: Students develop creative skills, critical appreciation and knowledge of artistic techniques and technologies in individual and combined arts forms. The Arts develop students’ sense of personal and cultural identity and equips them for lifelong involvement in and the appreciation of the arts.

  • Arts Courses available in 2013: Media Arts, Visual Art, Specialist Music
  • Compulsory in years 7-8 (Media Arts, Visual Art)
  • Elective in years 9-10 (Media Arts, Visual Art, Craft)
  • It is desirable attain a C grade in year 10 to enter an ATAR pathway.

Senior School

(Years 11-12)

WACE Course: MEDIA PRODUCTION & ANALYSIS – Students develop skills to make and understand media in forms such as film, photography, magazines, comics, and TV to emerging technologies. They consider how people, events and issues are represented. They also create their own media works in to express their own ideas.

  • Stage 1 prerequisites – NIL  (non-ATAR)
  • Stage 2 pre-requisites – min C Grade in yr10 Media/Visual Art/English or on teacher recommendation (List A ATAR)
  • Stage 3 pre-requisites – min C grade in Stage 2 Media Production & Analysis (List A ATAR)
MUSIC qualifications – see Specialist Music Program
WACE Course: VISUAL ART – This course promotes innovative practice as s students engage in traditional, modern and contemporary media and techniques. Students explore the work of other artists and create their own art as explore and represent their ideas, gain insight into the role that artists and designers play in reflecting, challenging and shaping societal values.

  • Stage 1 prerequisites – NIL  (non-ATAR)
  • Stage 2 pre-requisites – min C Grade in yr10 Visual Art or on teacher recommendation (List A ATAR)
  • Stage 3 pre-requisites – min C grade in Stage 2 Visual Art (List A ATAR)


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