In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.
Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.
Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.
Season of Performing Arts (SOPA)
The Season of Performing Arts (SOPA) is an annual showcase of performances that highlight the various disciplines of the performing arts at Davidson High School. It is held each year in the week of the June long weekend at Glen Street Theatre, and culminates in six shows over two days. Drama, dance and music elective students have the opportunity to perform class devised pieces. The nine ensemble groups also perform their set pieces throughout the program.
Students from Years 7 to 12 can also audition short pieces at the start of Term 2, allowing participation from students outside of the electives and ensembles. Students are encouraged to devise their original pieces and arrangements and to allow their creativity to shine. There is also the opportunity for students to participate as compares, a skill that requires quick wit and the ability to ad-lib when necessary.
Our stage crew are an important part of SOPA, and students who love to be involved in the theatre and support students backstage are encouraged to apply. It is very rare for a high school to invest in professional sound, lighting and a venue such as Glen Street for their annual showcase. With their dedicated teachers' support, students are given the opportunity to perform as professionals, and the shows are run at this standard.
Ms V Smirniotis: Head Teacher (Relieving)
Ms K Holmes: Drama (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
Mrs K Morrow: Music (Year 7 adviser)
Ms E Crutcher: Music (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
Mrs S Sears: Visual Arts (Monday, Friday)
Mrs L Mangassarian: Visual Arts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)