The Music Department at Trinity Catholic College is a dynamic part of the Creative Arts faculty at the College. It boasts state-of-the-art facilities comprising spacious rooms as well as sound proof studios. It readily integrates Information Technology in the syllabus through modern hardware and other software packages available to students.
The mandatory Years 7 and 8 Music classes allow students to learn basic skills in a range of genres and styles. In Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12) students build upon the content covered in the junior course in terms of instruments and genres. It also encourages proficiency in the core areas of Listening, Composing and Performing.
Students may study a variety of instruments as part of their on-going musical development with many co curricular groups to develop and foster talent. Some of these co curricular groups include: the Concert Band and the Contemporary Choir. Students may also partake in specialist instrument lessons under the tutelage of educators from the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium.
Students at our College also have performance opportunities throughout the year, such as College Assemblies, Liturgies, Open Day, the annual Creative Arts Showcase Evening, HSC Performance Evening and many more.
Visual Arts and Photography
The Visual Arts empowers students to engage in visual forms of communication. The subject of Visual Arts serves to facilitate an interpretation and organisation of such information.
The Visual Arts places great value on the development of students’ intellectual and practical autonomy, reflective action, critical judgement and understanding of art in art making and in critical and historical studies of art. Visual Arts plays an important role in the social, cultural and spiritual lives of students. It offers a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their own interests, to be self-motivated and active learners who can take responsibility for and continue their own learning in school and post-school settings.
Visual Arts fosters interest and enjoyment in the making and studying of art. Visual Arts builds understanding of the role of art, in all forms of media, in contemporary and historical cultures and visual worlds. Through effective teaching and learning, students’ knowledge of the visual arts can become increasingly complex, more reflective and authoritative over time.
The Visual Arts encourages the creative and confident use of technologies including traditional and contemporary art forms and emerging applications in Information and Communication Technologies and digital media.
The syllabus identifies the Structural, Subjective, Postmodern and Cultural Frames as a basis for understanding the Visual Arts. Each Frame represents a different assumption about the Visual Arts and provides the grounds for addressing questions related to artistic meaning and value. The Frames offer a basis for practical choice and alternative grounds for investigating ideas in art. The Conceptual Framework proposes ways to understand and investigate relations between and amongst the agencies of the artist – artwork – world – audience. This syllabus component plays a significant role in the artmaking practice of Senior students.
Students are introduced to a wide variety of materials, mediums and processes including: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and many others!
Drama empowers students to engage in performance and builds the students communication skills. The dramatic arts places great value on the development of students’ intellectual and practical autonomy, reflective action, critical judgement and understanding of performance in a critical and historical context. Drama plays an important role in expressing the social, cultural and spiritual lives of students. It offers a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their own interests, to be self-motivated and active learners who can take responsibility for and continue their own learning in school and post-school settings. The College has a state-of-the-art Creative and Performing Arts Theatre where students rehearse and perform.
Dance is an art form using the body as an instrument of communication and creativity. It has its own specific language, processes and techniques that are explored through quality dance creation and performance demanding intellectual and physical rigour. Creative and problem-solving abilities are fostered through research, synthesis and communication of ideas, images and feelings of dance in its historical and contemporary context. Dance offers opportunities for students to derive a sense of well-being, self-esteem and the necessary social skills to work effectively, individually and collaboratively. Through dance students have the opportunity to develop a range of life skills that will enhance their careers and personal growth. Students at the College have the opportunity to involved themselves in extra-curricular performances including Youth Dance.