Creative Arts is of great relevance to students’ lives and enables them to gain increasing intellectual autonomy, evident in interpretations of their own work and the work of others. The subject rewards individual thinking in the representations of students’ ideas both aesthetically and persuasively. It offers students opportunities to engage in creative and inductive forms of inquiry and to be assessed on their production — through the making of artworks, music and drama pieces — as well as on their critical and historical understanding of the arts, demonstrated in their writing and talking about different Creative Art forms.

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Senior Courses offered by Creative Arts


In Drama, students can investigate, shape, and symbolically represent ideas, feelings, attitudes, beliefs and their consequences. By studying this major art form students acquire skills in interpretation, communication, performance and critical analysis and become aware of the technical processes and technologies that may be used to heighten dramatic presentation.

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Music 1

The purpose of Music 1 is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes within a broad musical context and encourage the desire to continue learning in formal and informal music settings after school. The course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of musical styles, including contemporary popular music, and for many, it will serve as a pathway for further training and employment in the music industry or in contemporary music fields.

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts builds understanding of the role of art, in all forms of media, in contemporary and historical cultures and visual worlds. In contemporary societies many types of knowledge are increasingly managed through imagery and spectacle and much of students’ knowledge is acquired in this way. The subject of Visual Arts serves to facilitate the interpretation of such information.

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Latest Creative Arts News

Friday September 8 2017

HSC Showcase Evening

Our annual HSC showcase of Design and Technology, Timber, Visual Arts, Music, and Drama, along with the new addition of Society and Culture Personal Interest Projects was held on Wednesday the 30th of August.  With a large crowd in attendance the evening has become an important celebration and rite of passage for many of our […]

Wednesday August 23 2017

Showcase Of HSC Student Work 2017

Please view the official invitation for the showcase of HSC student work below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday August 22 2017

Save The Date!

It’s time to pencil in August 30th for our Exhibition Evening of HSC Student Work! Please view the official save the date flyer below for further information.

Wednesday July 19 2017

An Evening Of Performances – Works From Semester One

Xavier High School Presents….. An evening of performances – works from semester one Performances commence at 6:15pm Gallery will open from 6:00pm Wednesday August 2nd Xavier High School Arts Centre Light refreshments provided See you there!

Thursday March 9 2017

Adventurous Thinking & Innovation With Sally Dominguez

Earlier this Term Year 11 Visual Arts & Design & Technology students had the privilege of spending a day with Sally Dominguez at Xavier. Sally is an Innovation Catalyst. As a multi-award-winning Inventor, Adventurer, Journalist and Educator, Sally has unique experience practicing, observing, teaching and advocating for innovation. Many will remember Sally as a judge […]

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