7 ADE: adventures in creative thinking
New: 7 Art + Design Excellence at KGSC.
jumpsTART is an excellence program for students passionate about Art and Design that looks at big ideas in a fun, playful creative way. Students get to think creatively about the real challenges of local and global communities, while developing their individual skills and insights and learning to work in creative teams. Each unit explores an aspect of contemporary community and the future problems we face in a changing world. The units explore art and design ideas from significant times and places in a fun and interactive environment to engage the students in critical and creative thinking in collaborative settings.
The program is supported by partnerships with QUT Creative Industries and QUT School of Design, and students will also have the opportunity to learn from local artists and designers, doing hands on work with them in the studio.
Design Ingredients: Culinary art and consumer Culture, Food Histories/Communities
Food for thought/Pop Up Cafe
Creative Playground: Creative thinking concepts focus on imagined storylines reimaged through miniature interventions.
Unit Focuses: Image/Reimagined
Circuit Space: Exploring public spaces that promote social interaction. Function and aesthetic design focus.
Unit Focuses: Interactive Space. Design Prototype.
Object Innovate: Rebuilding
existing structures into new futures-orientated outcomes.
Unit Focuses: Object Reveal/Object Design Maker
Artworks in focus: crowds, communes and the individual in art, design, and media. Surviving and thriving in the global village.
Applications for 7ADE are due each year by May 6. All applicants must submit a design challenge with their application. The design challenge details will be released towards the end of Term 1 of the year of the application and can be downloaded from this page when available. All applicants must include an Application Form and a digital copy of the design challenge by the due date.
Any EOI forms must be submitted separately to the Enrolment Officer and the EOI should indicate the student's interest in the ADE program by ticking the Art+Design Excellence box. We regret that we cannot accept originals as these cannot be returned.
Current KGSC students: May 6, 2022
Non-KGSC students: May 6, 2022
- Duration: 1 year, 3 lessons per week
- Costs: $50 per semester subject levy
- Application deadline: May 6, each year
- Application requirements: Application form and design challenge
- Pathways: Year 8 ADE, Year 9 & Year 10 Art Electives, Senior ADE in Year 11 and Year 12 (application and interview required)
HOD Art: Ms Allie Wright - firstname.lastname@example.org