In Visual Art students engage with two-dimensional and three – dimensional art and design practices and concepts, theories, histories and critiques. In a program of sequentially developed units, students develop skills, knowledge, understandings and techniques as artists, designers, critics and audiences. Students are taught to explore ideas imaginatively and creatively in practical and theory based tasks, formalising their investigations into a range of different media and techniques. Studies undertaken in Years 7 – 10, prepare students for the selection of either Visual Art or Visual Art Studies in Years 11 and 12.
Drama is a unique art form that re-presents and re-enacts experiences, ideas, stories and emotions. It is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression and continues to be significant in all cultures and societies. Drama is created and performed in diverse spaces, including theatres, to achieve a wide range of purposes. It is usually shared live, but can also be created, mediated and shared through digital media and platforms. Engaging with drama in all its manifestations provides opportunities to experience, understand and communicate different perspectives on the world and to learn relevant life skills.
Music has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential. Throughout Music, students encounter music in a variety of ways, gradually developing skills and techniques that allow them to become musicians who manipulate, express and share sound. Students have the opportunity to play, sing and listen to music of all types, developing performance and technical skills within authentic environments, and an understanding of a variety of musical styles. They also create their own compositions using technology, improvisation and notation, with a focus in senior on recording.
Ridge State High School’s Instrumental Music Program is open to
participation by students of all year levels, running alongside
timetabled curriculum subjects. Students have the opportunity to develop
their musical skills through group instruction on a weekly basis, on a
Brass, Woodwind or Percussion instrument. The Bracken Ridge State High
School Concert Band and 20 piece Stage Band, provide students with
ensemble experience and performance skills at a variety of school and
extra-curricular events including a biennial Band Tour. As of 2020 our
program has been approved
as a Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) recognised
study, allowing year 11–12 students to obtain 1 Queensland Certificate
of Education (QCE) credit point when completing each of levels 7–10 of
the curriculum. This corresponds to 50 hours per year, per level.