Murdoch College has an extensive program within the Arts which caters for varying skill levels and is supported by a variety of opportunities to showcase achievements within these fields.
The Arts Learning Area recognises the Arts as being Drama, Media, Music, Media, Visual Arts and Dance and/or combinations of these Art forms.
Visual Arts: The College’s Visual Arts courses include Art and Design, Craft and Design, Practical Arts, and Photography. Students will make, display and appraise images and objects. They will learn to communicate their ideas, feelings, experiences and observations of their worlds. They will become visually literate in the symbol systems and visual communication of cultures and societies, past and present.
Drama: Students will express and communicate their understandings about human issues and experiences through enacting real and imagined events. They will interact in a range of roles, relationships, situations and contexts. They will investigate feelings, actions and consequences through Drama.
Music: During MILE students will create music and develop the ability to think and express themselves in sound. They will learn to recognise and interpret musical, emotional and expressive content in music. They will experience satisfaction and enjoyment through singing, playing, listening, moving and creating. A list of tutors is available through Student Reception and tutoring may take place on campus before school, during lunch time and after school.
Media: Students will create media using still and moving images, words and sounds. The focus will be on deepening their pleasure of creating and enjoying media.
Dance: Dance will be offered during MILE for boys and girls to develop confidence and self-esteem. Students will be given the opportunity to audition for special events.
Integrated College Arts Events: Students will have the opportunity to showcase achievements at Arts events like the Murdoch College Festival of the Arts, Annual Arts Exhibition, the College production of Hairspray, entry into various competitions, Music performances, Music/Art/Drama study tours, House Drama related events – Theatre Challenge and House Drama, Arts Alive day, local Music and Arts festivals.