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.
HSC Photograpy and Digital Media, Visual Arts and Entertainment Industry (VET)
HSC Visual Arts
Year 11 Dance
Year 11 Drama
Year 11 Music 1
Year 11 Photography and Digital Media Visual Arts
Year 11 Visual Arts
Stage 5 Dance
Stage 5 Drama
Stage 5 Music
Stage 5 Photography and Digital Media
Stage 5 Visual Arts
Stage 4 Year 8 Elective: Dance
Stage 4 Year 8 Elective: Drama
Stage 4 Year 8 Elective: Music
Stage 4 Music
Stage 4 Visual Arts
The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty [CAPA] at Irrawang High School [IHS] comprises of Dance, Drama, Music, Photography and Digital Media and Visual Arts, with highly experienced, dedicated, and innovative teachers whom provide opportunities for students to develop their expressive and creative potential.
The ethos of IHS CAPA is that every student has an opportunity to succeed as 21st Century learners through; collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving that will assist students to thrive in today's world.
We value strong positive relationships and shared and individual responsibility to achieve this at a school, community, regional, state and national level.
EXTRA and CO–CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES available include:
ANNUAL: ANZAC Day / Art Exhibition / CAPA Excursions / CAPA Night / CAPA Tour ( Yrs 8-11 only)/ Dance Festivals / DramaWorks / Education Week Celebrations / Musical Theatre / SHOWCASE / CAPA School Community Roadshow/ Theatre Sports Challenge/Community Performances
ART CLUBS - including after school for selected students only Yr 8 onwards and a designated Yr 7 Art Club during breaks
DANCE ENSEMBLES: Senior / Intermediate / Junior Contemporary Ensemble (s), Jazz Ensemble and Tap Ensemble
DRAMA ENSEMBLES: Performance Ensemble StarStruck...Theatre Sports
DRUM CORPS: Senior / Intermediate and Yr 7 Ensembles(s)
MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES including Flute Choir
VOCAL ENSEMBLES: including Pop Ensemble and Concert Choir
STARSTUCK OPPORTUNITIES: ( Yrs 8-12 only) Dance / Drama / Music / Vocal