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.

Check out our Year 12 showcase music video below!


To view a 3D walk-through of our CAPA building click here

capa-side-view

Senior Courses offered by Creative Arts

Drama

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

Latest Creative Arts News

Friday March 23 2018

Grease Update

DATE – MAY 10, 11, 12 LOCATION – Xavier High School – Creative & Performing Arts Centre TIME  7:30 pm  The musical will run over three evening performances  on Thursday, May 10, Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available online here from April 2nd at a cost of $25 adults, $15 […]

Thursday March 22 2018

Sydney Trip Reflection

The Sydney trip provided year 10, 11 & 12 music students with the amazing experience of going to the Sydney Opera house and seeing the top performances of the NSW 2017 HSC students. This exposed us to new sounds of instruments, clever and creative compositions, talent, and the result of the hard work these students […]

Monday March 19 2018

Urgent Call Out – Grease Costume Sewers – WE NEED YOUR HELP

We Need Your Help! Sewing Working Bee on Saturday, April 7th for Grease costumes, in the TAS building on Fallon Street. If anyone can lend a hand for an hour it would be greatly appreciated! If you can help out, please come from 11 am onwards.

Friday March 16 2018

Xavier High School Presents – Grease The Musical!

Grease is still the word! 2018 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Grease the Movie, what better way to celebrate than Grease the musical! We warmly invite you to come and enjoy Xavier’s production of “Grease” the musical. The musical follows the story of American high schoolers and features music in the rock ‘n roll style […]

Friday February 23 2018

Onstage 2018

The Sydney trip was wonderful for so many reasons! We learned, we laughed and we experienced theatre in a big city. We left Albury at about 6 am on Monday morning and after a long but fun bus trip, we arrived in the city, and in Surry Hills for our first workshop with Belvoir Theatre. […]

Explore Creative Arts