Visual Art and Visual Communication Design
Art plays a vital role to play in developing an individual’s creativity, individuality and provides students with the potential to express themselves and their views on the world around them!
Year Prep – 6 students produce works that express and communicate ideas, experiences, observations and feelings. They explore and, with guidance, use a variety of elements, skills, techniques and processes, materials and equipment. Students experiment with construction, model clay, wax-resist, textiles, mosaics pattern work and various types of papers.
Years 7 – 10 both Visual Art and Visual Communication Design cover a wide range of art forms, media and techniques. At Yarrawonga College 7-12 campus we provide students with an opportunity to focus on their own ideas through making, creating and developing student’s folios as well as appreciating and understanding artists and artworks from various cultural backgrounds.
Our art department’s ethos, aims and practice provides programs that are both intellectual and practical. Developing student’s artistic and experimental growth, we present students with problem solving situations that challenge them with their own ideas and teacher led tasks.
In Years 11 and 12 students are required to undertake self-directed projects, and to develop their own themes to work around. By generating their own ideas, decision making and final folios, students develop a responsibility for their creative growth.
Senior students participate in an end of year exhibition, and gain exposure to the practice of others via various excursions.
From Prep to Year 6 students explore sound and ways of using their voices, movement and instruments to express ideas and to sing and play music from different cultures, times and locations. The students use voice, movement and a number of instruments to explore pitch, rhythm, dynamics and tempo. We also cover other aspects of performing arts such a dance and drama.
It is a great for the students of Yarrawonga College to have the opportunity to learn, sing and play music earlier on in their lives.
From Year 7 – 12 Yarrawonga College P-12 offers an extensive contemporary music program. The classroom music program explores a variety of music styles including Rock, Popular, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Orchestral and World.
Music technology is a strong feature of the program with the latest, professional, industry standard equipment available to assist learning in Live Sound and Recording environments.
Students develop a broad appreciation and knowledge of music styles, performance skills, theory and composition. In senior year levels, students can study VCE VET Music (Cert III in Music). This course is auspiced by The College Of Sound And Music Production (COSAMP) and offers pathways for students, into the music industry or tertiary study.
NEVR Youth Concert – Primary Choir
This is our second year being a part of the NEVR Youth Concert, Primary Choir conducted by Mark O’Leary and it has been such a fantastic opportunity for our students. Over 200 students from various schools in the North-Eastern region were involved in the primary choir alone, 700 students were involved altogether. Our students have travelled to and from Doncaster for rehearsals, and to Melbourne for the grand performance at Hamer Hall. They made new friends, received valuable vocal coaching and most of all were part of an amazing experience, performing at a renowned performance hall in front of a very large audience. This was extremely rewarding, for both the students and the teachers and parents involved. I couldn’t be more proud of the effort the students have put in for the event and the support they gave to each other throughout the experience.
Instrumental Music Program
From Year 7, students can enrol in the College Instrumental Music Program. Participants learn specific instrument skills, on the instrument of their choice, in small groups or one-on-one lessons each week. Lessons are conducted on a rotating timetable, so students don’t miss the same class each week. Students undertaking VCE VET Music must be enrolled in Instrumental Music lessons, either with the College or another private provider.
Performance opportunities throughout the year allow students to develop their confidence and presentation skills in front different sized audiences. The College supports students wishing to form bands, and assists with learning group rehearsal and performance techniques.
Information regarding instrument choices and costs can be downloaded on the following link.
Instrumental Music Timetables for each teacher will also available for download below, at the beginning of each term.