The Arts Program at UYSC is varied and extensive. Students have the opportunity to practise working across a wide range of media, including Photography, Art, 3D Art, Media, Music, Drama and Visual Communication Design.
Students are able to use their creativity, imagination and senses as they develop, extend and enhance their understanding of arts practice. Our art teachers are passionate and committed to our students achieving their best. Our students are involved in school, state and nation wide art competitions and we have our own gallery where we are able to exhibit student work all year round.We consistently have students shortlisted for the annual TOP ARTS exhibition, which showcases the top Victorian VCE art students each year.
The Arts provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to express their ideas, observations, experiences, values and beliefs. It gives students the opportunity to build their confidence, increase their creativity and imagination as well as improve their lateral thinking and problem solving abilities while working in a hands-on, structured environment.. We encourage self-expression. We are constantly exploring new ways of expression including units on graffiti and street art, ephemeral art and digital photography.
Classroom music offers students the opportunity to trial a range of instruments, practice, perform and record in a class ensemble, study music and aural and learn theory about music from all eras.
Our Instrumental Music Program, gives students the opportunity to learn an instrument and become part of the school band.
- Students in Year 7 study Art and Music.
- Students in Year 8 study Art and are offered a choice of electives: Music, 3D Art, Visual Communication Design and Drama.
- In Years 9 and 10, Art is an elective with students choosing between Art, 3D Art, Photography, Media, Textiles and Fashion, Drama, Music and Visual Communication Design.
- VCE subjects can include Art, Studio Art, Media, Music Performance, Visual Communication Design and Drama.