Specialist Artsmedia Program coordinator, Miss Lizzi Phillips, says the school has developed a “hands on, real life program” to prepare students for a career in the creative industries.
“Joining forces with Universities and related industries, gives our student’s the opportunities to work with and learn from the experts and graduate ready to work in growing industries such as visual arts, digital design, media or communications,” she said.
”This program is about transforming traditional art practice with modern technology. This ability is the key to future educational and career outcomes for our students.”
Delivered in partnership with universities and industry, the Specialist Program in Artsmedia provides students with in-depth industry knowledge and access to the latest technology to develop their skills in visual arts, digital and game design, film and television, journalism and photojournalism.
Delivered in partnership with Murdoch University this program offers students:
Commencing in Year 7, the Specialist Program in Artsmedia is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week. In Year 7 Specialist Artsmedia is offered as an academic stream. This stream prepares students for university entry. Our partnership with Murdoch University provides opportunities for direct university entry. The Specialist Artsmedia Program is also offered as a Vocational program stream in the later years. This stream provides nationally recognised certification in a range of creative industries in preparation for future education or training.
Entry into the Specialist Program is through a selection process. Students apply directly to the school, you can do so through the online form below. Please provide a copy of the student’s most recent school report and Year 5 NAPLAN results along with any other certificates of achievements and a letter of reference from your Year 6 teacher.
Year 7 enrolments for 2023 close Friday 20 May 2022.
All applicants complete a selection test (stage 1) on Friday 3 June 2022. Information regarding second round testing will be sent via email upon completion of academic testing. Those students selected from this test are requested to then submit a portfolio to the Front Office (please see portfolio requirements below), as well as participate in a practical task/workshop (stage 2) on Friday 10 June 2022.
Creative works may include but are not limited to:
Painting, drawing or sketching
Sculpture or ceramics (photographed or scanned for submission)
Digital design (Photoshop, advertising, magazines, logos and branding material)
Portfolios are to be submitted on Workshop testing day. They can be hard copies of work in a folder, digital copies on a USB or a combination of both.
Students apply the previous year for entry in the following year (Year 6 for entry in Year 7). Year 5 students may also register their interest to receive information about future places by contacting the school on (08) 6274 0300.