Oran Park 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.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts are a powerful means of communication and allow students to develop creative, problem solving and lateral thinking skills and provides the opportunity to express their individuality and creativity. Visual Arts gives students the opportunities to visually respond to, comment on and express their personal thoughts, ideas, feelings and opinions. Visual Arts provides students with broad learning experiences such as Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture, Print Making, Documented Forms, Mixed Media, Computer Generated Images and Video Production. 

Visual Arts enables students to become informed about, understand and write about their contemporary world. Students learn to develop their research skills, approaches to experimentation and how to make informed choices and judgements. Students learn to record procedures and activities about their artmaking in the Visual Arts Diary.


Music education incorporates both the practices of playing instruments and vocals, and Music theory. Students learn the fundamentals of music and then later on graduate to instruments including keyboards, drums and guitars. 

This course provides students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge, through performing, listening and composing. Students continue to develop instrumental skills, experiencing a range of instruments and varying styles of music. 

Technology plays an important part in Music with students exploring new ways of making sound through editing and recording software. Students will study a range of musicians and styles of music both past and present. We also ensure students develop performance practice, teaching them to perform in a professional manner.