Somerville Secondary College

Elective Type: The Arts

Music Composition

Featured Learning Area Arts – Music Additional Learning Areas Technologies – Digital Technologies Learning Capabilities Developed Personal/Social, Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Have you wondered why pop songs all sound so similar? Or how songwriters manage to keep coming up with new lyrics? Well, here’s your chance to find out and write your own music! In …

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Digital Photography

Featured Learning Area Visual Arts Additional Learning Areas Media Arts Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Students will develop a sophisticated skill set in the art of Digital Photography. A large focus of this course is to develop knowledge in using and controlling the manual settings of the Digital Camera. Students put theory work …

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Music Performance

Featured Learning Area Arts – Music Additional Learning Areas Learning Capabilities Developed Personal/Social, Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Do you sing? Do you play an instrument? Are you in a band, or do you prefer to play on your own? Is there a part of you that wants to be on a stage with thousands of …

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Jazz & Blues

Featured Learning Area Arts – Music Additional Learning Areas Humanities – History Learning Capabilities Developed Personal/Social, Intercultural, Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Any instrument, any skill level, come and learn how to jump onto any stage, into any song, and jam along! The introduction of Jazz and Blues brought with it the ability to improvise and …

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Digital Art

Featured Learning Area Visual Arts Additional Learning Areas Media Arts, English Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION The Year 9 Digital Art Studies program will enable students to experiment with forms of digital media including photography and computer software. Students will explore issues, concepts, styles, aesthetics, different techniques, processes to make and present their …

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Drama

Featured Learning Area 9 Drama Additional Learning Areas Media Learning Capabilities Developed Expressive skills & analytical interpretation COURSE DESCRIPTION For Year 9 Drama, students will gain an understanding of how dramatic elements are utilised in performance in order to convey meaning to an audience. Students will also be using theatrical conventions affiliated with various theatrical …

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Art and Design

Featured Learning Area Visual Arts Additional Learning Areas Visual Communication Design Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION This class focusses on drawing both two dimensional and three dimensional. Both manual and electronic drawing methods are used to draw. Tasks will include three dimensional drawing systems including how to render in colour and grey lead. …

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