The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential. The five distinct but related Arts courses — Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Arts — share and communicate understanding and expressions of ourselves and others. Rich in tradition, the arts play a major role in the development and expression of contemporary cultures and communities, locally, nationally and globally.
The Arts program at Mount Stromlo High School provides students with experience and skills in all five areas of the Arts. Through the Arts, students learn to explore and express themselves as they discover and interpret the worlds around them, communicating ideas with current and emerging technologies and using arts knowledge and understanding to make sense of their worlds.
In year 7 and 8 students complete an Arts and Technology Rotation comprising of Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art, Cooking, IT, Textiles and Woodwork. In year 9/10 students choose from a range of electives that develop technique, performance and production skills. Subjects offered may include Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Dance, Music, Drama, Textiles, Fashion Design, Media Production and Filmmaking.
There are multiple performance opportunities for students in all areas of the Arts. Performing arts students perform in a range of productions and events including Dance Festival, the Acting Techniques Play, the Music Soiree, Floriade, and school events. Photography and Art students regularly display their work around the school, at external exhibitions and at school events. Visual and performing arts students are invited to participate in our end of year show, StromFest, performed over two nights at the Canberra College Theatre.