Year 8 Art Excellence - Creative young minds inventing their own futures
Future thinking is an exciting branch of contemporary art and design. Students in year 8 are entering a century that is still open to all possible futures. Their lives and personal milestones will keep pace with the adventure of the 21st century. Like other young people they will be responsible for rethinking and reinventing every aspect of their lives and environment to manage personal and communal futures.
100 FUTURES, NOW involves creative students working in collaboration with artists and designers to visualize amazing futures and communicate their vision through art and design.
100 FUTURES, NOW uses imaginative scenarios as stepping off points for inquiry.
Future challenges won’t be one-dimensional, so students in this program will learn to connect apparently unrelated ideas, build bridges between disciplines, collaborate, think flexibly and embrace uncertainty. These are all key 21st century skills identified in National Curriculum and international best practice.
Partners and supporters
This program, like Senior Art and Design Excellence, will be supported by artists’ and designer residencies, and by the mentorship of key partners: The QUT Faculty of Creative Industries, Griffith University and Queensland College of Art’s Design Futures program.
Artists and designers involved in the program
Artists who work with ideas ranging over science, bio-ethics, biodiversity, behavior and ethics, ambient sound, urbanism, food, clothes and fashion.
Duration: 1 year, 3 lessons per week
Costs: $50 per semester subject levy
Application deadline: August 1 each year
Application requirements: Application form and design challenge
Pathways: Year 9 & Year 10 Art Electives, Senior ADE in Year 11 and Year 12 (application and interview required)
Applications for 8ADE are due each year by August 1. All applicants must submit a design challenge with their application. The design challenge details are released in Term 2 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: August 1 2019
Non-KGSC students: August 1 2019
Mrs Alison Rose:
HOD Art, Mrs Allie Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org