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Performing Arts

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Colleen Toohey-Jones
Head of Department

Middle school

  • Music Excellence

  • Performance Studies

  • Dance

  • Drama

Senior school

  • Music Excellence
  • Music Extension (Year 12 only)
  • Dance
  • Dance Studies
  • Drama
  • Drama Studies
  • Music Studies

Special features and programs

Opportunities to pursue excellence

Students of Performing Arts at Kelvin Grove State College are publicly recognised and celebrated in the fields of Music, Dance and Drama.

Music Excellence and Music Extension programs

Music Excellence (Years 7-12) is open, through audition, to students who are part of the Instrumental Music Program within the College. Students undertake advanced  studies in composition, analysis and performance at an accelerated rate. All students  complete Australian Music Examinations Board  studies in second and third grade theory. The program has an embedded e-learning approach which requires purchase of a macbook (refer BYOX program). Students undertake an accelerated learning program that allows them to commence Senior Music in Year 10. 

In Year 12, Music Extension is a distinct QCAA-approved course designed to encourage advanced music students to specialize in either composition, performance or musicology. Students must study Senior Music to be eligible for this course.

Drama studies

Students in the Drama program (Years 8-12) engage with drama in all its manifestations. Students are provided with opportunities to experience, understand and communicate different perspectives on the world.

Kelvin Grove State College Drama Department (Year 8-12) has established industry links with companies such as the Shake and Stir Theatre Company as well as the Queensland Theatre Company. Students undertake workshops and extension learning activities through these industry links.

Students regularly attend performances and workshops to extend their experiences and understandings of dramatic forms and language.

Dance

Students in the Dance program (Years 8-12) learn to choreograph, perform and appreciate dance works. They work with industry professionals from nationally recognized Dance companies such as Queensland Ballet, RAW Dance Company and the Sydney Dance Company. students regularly attend performances and workshops to extend their learning experiences and understandings of dance and dance forms. They develop as creative, complex thinkers, effective communicators, reflective and independent learners and participants in an independent world.

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Last reviewed 28 November 2018
Last updated 28 November 2018