THE ARTS

HOF: MS F KEITH-KIRK

The Arts are powerful forms of expression that recognise value and contribute to the unique bi-cultural and multi-cultural character of Aotearoa/New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. In The Arts, students learn to work both independently and collaboratively to construct meanings, produce works and respond to and value the contribution of others through dance, drama, music and visual arts. They learn to use imagination to engage with unexpected outcomes and to explore multiple solutions.

The Arts give us the opportunity to express those ideas that can often find no other voice.

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BEYOND SECONDARY SCHOOL

Television and film actor, stage manager, director, multi-media operator, arts administrator, advertising, architecture, crafts, cultural tourism, designers, exhibition design, fashion, film and television, freelance curators, graphic artist, hairdresser, industrial design, interior design, jeweller, journalism, make-up artist, printing, set design, sign maker, textile design, window dresser, writing for art publications, painter, sculptor, actor, musician, dancer, choreographer, director, conductor, photographer, print maker, dance videos, music videos, recording studio technician, lighting, sound, costume, set designer, sound technician, advertising. teacher of dance primary/secondary, studio teacher, specialist dance educator, university lecturer, choreographer, dance performer, back-up dancer, dance conditioning and prescription, physiotherapy for dancers, injury management.

DANCE                    HOD: Ms F Keith-Kirk

 

 

YEAR 9 DANCE    (9DAN) 

 

Prepare and present a range of dance sequences

Use the dance elements to create dance sequences

 

You will learn to:

  • develop personal movement vocabularies and performance skills through studying a range of dance genres including social and cultural dances such as folk dance, line dance, hip hop, break-dance, stomp, contemporary dance and more
  • research, explore and describe dances from a variety of cultures
  • use the elements of dance to respond to dance and develop choreography skills through creating a range of group dances

 

 

 

 

YEAR 10 DANCE     (10DAN)

 

Demonstrate dance skills and techniques through performing a range of dance sequences.

Use the dance elements and choreographic devices to create dance sequences.

 

You will learn to:

  • develop a variety of skills, dance techniques, vocabularies and movement practises through exploring  a range of dance genres including social and cultural dances such as hip-hop, tutting, break-dancing, jazz, contemporary, ballet, disco, salsa, rock-n-roll, waltz, polka, renaissance, rakua, poi, Bollywood, African gumboot dance and more
  • prepare, rehearse and perform a dance with an awareness of production technologies
  • use the elements of dance and choreographic devices to develop choreography skills through creating a range of group dances
  • reflect on and describe how choreography communicates ideas, feelings, moods and experiences
  • compare and contrast dances from a variety of past and present cultures and contexts

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 1 DANCE    (11DAN)

 

Number Name of Standard

Version

Credits

Assessment

AS90002

Perform dance sequences

5

6

Internal

AS90858

Compose dance sequences for given briefs

1

6

Internal

AS90860

Demonstrate understanding of the elements of dance

2

4

Internal

AS90859

Demonstrate ensemble skills in a dance

2

4

External

AS90005

Demonstrate knowledge of a dance genre or style

4

4

External

 

You will learn to:

  • explore, investigate and describe the features and backgrounds of a variety of dance genres
  • develop and demonstrate skills in selected dance genres and styles and explore the use of a variety of technologies
  • select and use choreographic devices, structures, processes and technologies to develop and give form to dance ideas
  • prepare, rehearse and perform a range of dances and demonstrate an understanding of the performance requirements of the genres and contexts
  • describe, explain and respond to the ways that dance uses elements, devices, structures, performance skills and production technologies to communicate images, themes, feelings and moods

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 DANCE    (12DAN)

 

Number Name of Standard

Version

Credits

Assessment

AS91207

Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style

1

4

Internal

AS91205

Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention

1

4

Internal

AS91206

Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention

1

4

Internal

AS91209

Perform a repertoire of dance

1

6

Internal

AS91212

Demonstrate an understanding of a dance genre or style in context

1

4

External

 

You will learn to:

  • investigate and evaluate the effects of individual, social, cultural and technological influences on the development of a variety of dance genres and styles
  • extend skills in the vocabulary, practices and technologies of selected dance genres and styles
  • choreograph solo and group dance works, using choreographic processes, devices, structures and technologies to communicate choreographic intentions
  • generate, plan and record choreographic ideas and processes
  • apply rehearsal and performance skills to a range of dances, using appropriate techniques and expressions to communicate specific intentions
  • analyse, explain and discuss aspects of performance and choreography in a range of dance works

Prerequisites: competency at level 1 or at the discretion of the head of faculty

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 DANCE    (13DAN)

 

Number Name of Standard Version Credits Assessment

AS91590

Perform a solo or duet dance work

1

4

Internal

AS91588

Produce a dance to realise a concept

1

8

Internal

AS91591

Perform in a group dance

1

4

Internal

AS91592

Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances

1

6

Internal

AS91594

Analyse a dance performance

1

4

External

 

You will learn to:

  • investigate, analyse and discuss the features, history, issues and development of dance in New Zealand, including the contribution of selected individuals and groups
  • extend and refine skills, practices and use of technologies in a range of dance genres and styles
  • develop a concept and produce original dance works, using appropriate production technologies to communicate choreographic intentions
  • select and apply rehearsal processes, performance skills and production technologies to enhance the communication and expression of dance works
  • critically analyse, interpret and evaluate the artistic features and the communication of ideas in a range of dance works

 

 

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DRAMA                    HOD: Ms F Keith-Kirk

 

 

YEAR 9 DRAMA    (9DRA)  –  (one term)

 

Use drama techniques to perform a modern twist of a myth or legend.

Use shadow and light technology to present a drama.

 

You will learn to:

  • present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, conventions, techniques and technologies create meaning in their own and others’ work
  • investigate the functions, purposes and technologies of drama in cultural and historical contexts
  • initiate and refine ideas with others to plan and develop drama
  • select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop and structure drama

 

 

 

 

YEAR 10 DRAMA    (10DRA)  –  (one semester)

 

Use Greek Theatre conventions to devise and perform a Greek myth.

Use comic drama techniques to demonstrate Commedia del’Arte.

Demonstrate mask technology through creating and performing in a mask.

 

You will learn to:

  • present and respond to drama
  • describe how drama combines elements, techniques, conventions and technologies to create structure and meaning in your own and others’ work
  • investigate the characteristics, purposes and functions of drama in a range of contexts
  • select and refine ideas to develop drama for specific purposes
  • select and use techniques, conventions, elements and relevant technologies for specific drama purposes

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 1 DRAMA    (11DRA)

 

Number Name of Standard

Literacy/ Numeracy

Credits

Assessment

AS90006

Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context

Lit

4

Internal

AS90997

Devise and perform a drama

Lit

5

Internal

AS90998

Demonstrate understanding of the features of a drama/theatre form

Lit

4

External

AS90999

Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance

Lit

4

Internal

AS90011

Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within a live performance

Lit

4

External

 

You will learn to:

  • investigate the forms and purposes of drama in different historical or contemporary contexts, including New Zealand
  • select and use techniques, conventions, elements and technologies in a range of dramatic forms
  • research, evaluate and refine ideas in a range of dramatic forms to develop drama
  • perform and respond to drama and make critical judgements about how techniques, conventions, elements and technologies are used to create form and meaning in their own and others’ work

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 DRAMA    (12DRA)

 

Number Name of Standard

Literacy/ Numeracy

Credits

Assessment

AS91213

Apply drama techniques in a scripted text

4

Internal

AS91214

Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention

5

Internal

AS91216

Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period

4

Internal

AS91219

Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within a live performance

4

Internal

AS91215

Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text

4

External

 

You will learn to:

  • research the purposes of production, performance and technologies of drama in a range of contexts, including New Zealand drama
  • explore how drama reflects our cultural diversity
  • select and refine the use of techniques, conventions and technologies in specific drama forms
  • research, critically evaluate, and refine ideas to develop drama in specific dramatic forms
  • research and perform works in a range of dramatic forms
  • respond to and make critical judgements about rehearsal processes and performances

Prerequisites:  8 credits at level 1 or at the discretion of the head of department

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 DRAMA    (13DRA)

 

Number Name of Standard

Literacy/ Numeracy

Credits

Assessment

AS91512

Interpret scripted text and integrate drama techniques in performance

Lit

4

Internal

AS91515

Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period

Lit

4

Internal

AS91513

Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept

Lit

5

Internal

AS91514

Interpret a prescribed text to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period

Lit

4

External

AS91518

Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance

Lit

4

External

 

You will learn to:

  • research, analyse and critically evaluate how drama, including New Zealand drama, interprets, records or challenges social and cultural discourse
  • research analyse and integrate techniques, conventions, elements and technologies in dramatic forms for specific purposes
  • research, critically evaluate and refine ideas to create original drama work
  • analyse, rehearse and perform works in a range of dramatic forms, assuming a variety of artistic or technical responsibilities
  • reflect on and critically evaluate a wide range of works and performances

Prerequisites:  8 credits at level 2 or at the discretion of the head of department

 

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MUSIC                    HOD:   Mr M Young

 

 

YEAR 9 MUSIC GENERAL COURSE    (9MUS)  –  (one term)

 

This is a one term course where students develop or advance their musical ability. Students prepare and play simple musical items using classroom instruments. They perform in groups, and study the elements and theory of music.

 

 

 

 

YEAR 9 BAND   (9MUW)  –  (one term)

 

This specialised course is for students with zero to two years’ experience on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Students take weekly instrumental lessons during the early part of the year then come together daily in term two to form a Wind Band. From this class students often progress into the full-school Concert Band or Jazz Band.

Course cost: Wind and brass instruments can be hired from the school ($69 for six months) or you may supply your own instrument. Instrumental tuition fee for school-based lessons is $15 per term.

 

 

 

 

YEAR 10 MUSIC    (10MUS)  –  (one semester)

 

This is a semester course for students specialising in music.  Students must be formally learning an instrument, (or voice), either at school or with a private tutor.  Topics include historical and contemporary music perspectives and are assessed through performance, composition and written assignments.

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 1 MUSIC    (11MUS)

 

Number Name of Standard

Literacy/ Numeracy

Credits

Assessments

AS91090

Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist

6

Internal

AS91091

Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group

4

Internal

AS91092

Compose two original pieces of music

6

Internal

AS91094

Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores

Lit

4

External

AS91095

Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts

Lit

6

Internal

 

As your music skills continue to develop you will learn to:

  • appreciate composers and musical scores
  • perform musical scores individually and in groups
  • compose musical scores

Students entering this course should have two years’ experience learning an instrument or voice

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 MUSIC   (12MUS)

 

Number Name of Standard

Literacy/ Numeracy

Credits

Assessment

AS91270

Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist

6

Internal

AS91272

Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group

4

Internal

AS91271

Compose two substantial pieces of music

6

Internal

AS91273

Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble

4

Internal

AS91276

Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores

Lit

4

External

AS91277

Demonstrate understanding of two substantial contrasting music works

Lit

6

External

 

You will learn to:

  • appreciate composers and musical scores
  • perform musical scores individually and in groups
  • compose musical scores

Prerequisites: a minimum of three standards in Level 1 Music

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 MUSIC    (13MUS)

 

Number Name of Standard

Literacy/ Numeracy

Credits

Assessment

AS91416

Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist

8

Internal

AS91418

Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group

4

Internal

AS91422

Analyse a substantial music work

Lit

4

External

AS91424

Create two arrangements for an ensemble

4

Internal

AS91419

Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music

8

Internal

AS91421

Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores

4

External

 

You will learn to:

  • appreciate composers and musical scores
  • perform musical scores individually and in groups
  • compose musical scores

Prerequisites: a minimum of three standards in Level 2 Music

 

 

 

 

URBAN AND DIGITAL MUSIC

 

These courses offer a progression for students who have a range of contemporary performance or creative skills such as: beat looping, song-writing, mixing/DJ’ing/scratching, electronic music production, rapping, singing and pop/rock instrumental playing.

The courses have a technology focus and students will use software for creative and recording purposes.  There are no prerequisite requirements for students to know music theory or music notation.

 

Note:  Students cannot take both a UDM course and a MUS course as a number of the standards overlap.

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 1 URBAN AND DIGITAL MUSIC    (11UDM)

 

Dimension Number Select four of:

Credits

Assessment

Perform

AS91090

AS91091

Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist

Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group

6

4

Internal

Internal

Create

AS91092

 Compose two original pieces of music

6

Internal

Music Technology

US26687

US91073

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound technology for a performance context

Implement basic procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome

4

4

Internal

Internal

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 URBAN AND DIGITAL MUSIC    (12UDM)

 

Dimension Number Select four of:

Credits

Assessment

Perform

AS91270

AS91272

Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist

Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group

6

6

Internal

Internal

Create

AS91271

Compose two substantial pieces of music

6

Internal

Music in Society

AS91278

Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music

6

Internal

Music Technology  US27658

US91370

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic music production and music notation

Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome

4

4

Internal

Internal

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 URBAN AND DIGITAL MUSIC    (13UDM)

 

Dimension Number Select four of:

Credits

Assessment

Perform

AS91416

AS91418

Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist

Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group

8

4

Internal

Internal

 Music in Society

 AS91423

Examine the influence of context on a substantial music

4

Internal

Music Technology

 AS23730

Operate music sequencing, editing, and music notation applications(s)

8

Internal

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VISUAL ARTS                    HOD: Mr F Woodward

 

Art is about solving visual problems by experimenting and combining ideas, materials and techniques to produce individual interpretations of the problems posed. We live in a visual world and by becoming confident with solving visual problems we can be informed when making comment on our world.

 

 

 

 

YEAR 9 ART    (9VRT) – one semester

 

Students are introduced to the idea of solving visual problems by using techniques of drawing. Students are asked to use line and tone to explain shape, tone and texture using graphite, ink, dye, paint and shellac. Shape, tone and texture will also be explored in print-making and sculpture.

Course cost: $15 materials fee

 

 

 

 

YEAR 10 ART (10VRT) – one semester

 

Students are introduced to the idea of solving visual problems by using techniques of painting. Technical and conceptual approaches to the use of paint and colour are studied through both 2D and 3D surfaces.

Course cost: $25 materials fee

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 1 VISUAL ART   (11VRT)

 

Demonstrate understanding of art and artworks from Maori and other cultural contexts using art terminology

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessment

AS90914

Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media

4

Internal

AS90915

Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice

4

Internal

AS90916

Produce a body of work informed by established practice that develops ideas using a range of media

6

Internal

AS90917

Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural conventions

12

External

 

You will learn to:

  • apply drawing, design, painting, photographic and sculptural skills and techniques to understand themes presented in contemporary art
  • study the work of New Zealand and overseas artists to assist decision making when producing your own art

Course cost: $60 materials fee. There is also $10 for the display board students need for their folio

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 DESIGN    (12DES)

 

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessment

AS91305

Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to design

4

Internal

AS91310

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design

4

Internal

AS91315

Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice

4

Internal

AS91320

Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art-making conventions and ideas within design

12

External

 

You will learn to:

  • interpret the themes and influences used in contemporary design
  • understand the design process from the research and drawing stages through to the final design solution
  • use a range of design drawing techniques and processes including the use of industry standard design programmes such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • present a design folio

Prerequisites: 12 external credits in Level 1 Art or in consultation with the head of department

Course cost: $80 materials fee. There is also $10 for the display board students need for their folio

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 ART    (12VRT)

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessment

AS91306

Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to painting

4

Internal

AS91311

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting

4

Internal

AS91316

Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice

4

Internal

AS91321

Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art-making conventions and ideas within painting

12

External

 

You will learn to:

  • develop a range of painting, print-making and sculptural techniques
  • test issues by studying particular artists and their approaches
  • work independently and make decisions that reflect own opinions about possible directions regarding the content and direction of your work

Prerequisites: 12 external credits in Level 1 Art

Course cost:   $75 materials fee. There is also $10 for the display board students need for their folio

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 ART HISTORY    (12ARH)

 

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessment

AS91180

Examine the effects of formal elements of art works

4

External

AS91181

Examine the meanings conveyed by art works

4

External

AS91184

Communicate understanding of an art history topic

4

Internal

AS91185

Communicate a considered personal response to art works

4

Internal

AS91186

Demonstrate understanding of art works in relation to their physical environments

4

Internal

 

You will learn to:

  • look at European 19th Century art including the Realists and the Impressionists
  • learn to read visual narrative and meaning from art works
  • improve your literacy skills including reading and essay writing
  • understand how artists transmit ideas through imagery
  • visit art in the environment on a field trip and respond to art personally

Prerequisite: This is primarily a written subject, however there is no course prerequisite

Course cost:  the stationery requirements include a workbook, cost $15

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 2 PHOTOGRAPHY    (12PHO)

 

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessments

AS91307

Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to photography

4

Internal

AS91312

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography

4

Internal

AS91317

Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice

4

Internal

AS91322

Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art-making conventions and ideas within photography

12

External

 

You will learn to:

  • use ideas and techniques to study particular photographers and their approaches
  • work independently and make decisions that reflect own opinions about possible directions regarding the content and direction of your work

Prerequisites: 12 external credits in Level 1 Art

Course cost:   $120 materials fee. There is also $10 for the display board students need for their folio

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 ART HISTORY    (13ARH) UE

 

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessments

AS91482

Demonstrate understanding of style in artworks

4

External

AS91483

Examine how meanings are communicated through artworks

4

External

AS91485

Examine the impact of media and processes on artworks

4

Internal

AS91486

Construct an argument based on interpretation of research in art

4

Internal

AS91489

Analyse texts about art

4

Internal

 

You will learn to:

  • recognise and understand modernist architecture and design from 1900-1960, including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, the Bauhaus, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe
  • think critically and analytically about art and design elements and principles
  • understand how architects and designers develop their ideas and designs
  • survey other periods of art including the Renaissance and 19th century French art

Prerequisite: as this is a language based subject, it is important to have the ability and willingness to express ideas in writing

Course cost:  the stationery requirements include a workbook, cost $15

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 PHOTOGRAPHY (13PHO) UE

 

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessment

AS91442

Analyse methods and ideas from established photography practice

4

Internal

AS91447

Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photography

4

Internal

AS91452

Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice

4

Internal

AS91457

Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practice

14

External

 

You will learn to:

  • understand and apply ideas and techniques related to photography
  • engage in lines of research and study that explore own interests and understanding of the techniques of photography

Prerequisites: 12 external credits in Level 2 Photography

Course cost:   $140 materials fee. There is also $15 for the display board students need for their folio

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 DESIGN (13DES) UE

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessment

AS91440

Analyse methods and ideas from established design practice

4

Internal

AS91445

Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design

4

Internal

AS91450

Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice

4

Internal

AS91455

Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice

14

External

 

You will learn to:

  • understand and apply ideas and techniques related to design
  • engage in work of a high conceptual level
  • develop and engage in lines of research and study that explore own interests and understanding of the techniques of design

Prerequisites: 12 external credits in Level 2 Art

Course cost:   $80 materials fee. There is also $15 for the display board students need for their folio

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 PAINTING (13PAI) UE

 

Number Name of Standard Credits Assessment
AS91441

Analyse methods and ideas from established painting practice

4

Internal

AS91446

Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting

4

Internal

AS91451

Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice

4

Internal

AS91456

Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice

14

External

 

You will learn to:

  • develop and extend your ideas, in a systematic way, through painting and drawing media
  • explore your own ideas and theme in original artwork
  • research artists and understand their work and ideas

Prerequisite:  12 external credits in Level 2 Art

Course cost:   $85 materials fee. There is also $15 for the display board students need for their folio

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 3 SCULPTURE (13SCU) UE

 

Number Name of Standard

Credits

Assessment

AS91444

Analyse methods and ideas from established sculpture practice

4

Internal

AS91449

Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to sculpture

4

Internal

AS91454

Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established sculpture practice

4

Internal

AS91459

Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within sculpture practice

14

External

 

You will learn to:

  • engage in work of a high conceptual level
  • develop and engage in lines of research and study that explore own interests and understanding of the techniques of sculpture

Prerequisites: 12 external credits in Level 2 Art

Course cost:   $85 materials fee. There is also $15 for the display board students need for their folio

 

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