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Swansea High School

Swansea High School

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Creative 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.

Welcome to the Creative and Performing Arts page of the Swansea High School website. The CAPA faculty at Swansea High School offers a wide range of learning experiences in engaging and creative environments to suit most student interests and goals. All CAPA teaching staff are practising artists and musicians, with many years' experience in their field of expertise, both in the school context and the community..

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Students are provided with opportunities for exhibition and performance in such contexts as the Local Management Group Showcase with Swansea High School's partner Primary Schools, formal school assemblies and the Creative and Performing Arts annual exhibition 'Dreamnight' and performance evenings.

Stage 5 and 6 students are afforded the invaluable opportunity to mentor younger students in the Year 6 Transition Program and Year 5 and 6 Gifted and Talented Student Workshop Day.