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Behind the scenes creative arts courses

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Behind the scenes creative arts coursesTrinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and God-given talents. These programmes include activities aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making and teamwork. From dramatic and creative arts to music and sport, co-curricular activities are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.

Trinity boasts an unparalleled Creative Arts Programme, enabling your son to enjoy a rich array of courses, with first-class facilities for ceramics, sculpture, dance, drama, music, and more. But you don’t need to be centre stage to enjoy the benefits of creative arts at Trinity. Here are some of the behind the scene creative arts courses to choose from:

1. Media Production
Boys in Media Production are trained in the use of the School’s vast range of lighting, sound, film and television equipment. This is a ‘hands-on’ experience where students develop operational and creative skills in each area. Students are able to gain professional experience and take part in short films, school event support and music recording.

A Board-endorsed school-based elective in Television Production gives students a substantial theoretical base, extensive practical experience and a taste of a television career. By taking part in units such as Television Drama, Sport, Advertising, Current Affairs, Music Video and Reality Television, this elective provides a strong link with the choice of VET Entertainment, HSC Drama or International Baccalaureate Film in Years 11 and 12 which are offered at the School. Trinity is well-resourced to offer the course, offering all the necessary technology and employing audio-visual technicians who provide technical support.

2. Design and Technology 
The Technology and Design Club is open to students in Year 11 and 12 who are enrolled in Design and Technology or Industrial Technology. Students are involved in designing and producing various major projects using a wide range of materials and processes. These projects are completed in our school workshops making use of the extensive range of industry-standard equipment.

3. Visual Arts
Visual Arts is available to boys in Years 10 to 12. Over the last few years, boys have been involved in large group projects in a range of different Visual Art activities. The options available include Photography, Ceramics, Computer Graphics and Painting. We have ‘Artists in Residence’ attending co-curricular activities, developing boys’ skills in a variety of media. Boys also participate in small group excursions to specific locations to create their artworks.

4. Live Production and Services (VET Entertainment)
Entertainment is a two-year course (240 hours) with four periods a week. Students can work towards attaining a Certificate III in Live Production and Services. The mandatory focus areas are Audio, Customer Service, Lighting, Safety, Staging, Vision and working in the entertainment industry.

The complete certificate requires an additional 60 hours of specialisation electives, including working effectively backstage during performances, operating sound reinforcement systems and install and operate follow spots.

A nationally recognised VET qualification that also goes towards a school qualification, this programme is particularly appealing for boys looking at careers in the entertainment industry. It provides the skills and knowledge to work as a box office assistant, props assistant, or stage production assistant in carpentry, lighting systems or vision systems.

If your son is more comfortable in the limelight, Trinity also has an extensive Drama programme. The Next Stage Drama Company is the School’s Drama performance co-curricular. Boys have several opportunities for involvement:

  • Major productions are held throughout the year, varying from whole school musicals to more intimate dramas. Auditions for these are open to all students.
  • A Year 7 Drama group meets weekly and learns the basics of improvisation and playbuilding as a basis for developing skills in movement, voice, stagecraft, characterisation and constructing a drama narrative to engage an audience.
  • A second Drama group for Years 8-11 meets weekly to develop the skills mentioned above in greater depth and sophistication, using scripts and constructing performances for outside competitions.

Trinity Grammar School encourages your son to realise his potential, pursue his passions and discover his purpose all within the context of a supportive Christian environment. We have guided boys to grow in mind, body and spirit for over a century and we know what boys need to truly flourish and succeed.

To learn more about the Trinity difference and to discover why we are one of Sydney’s leading schools for boys, download our prospectus.

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