Arts, Design & Technology


Arts, Design & Technology

Head of Faculty - Ron Vandergugten

Course information: 

The Arts

An education rich in the Arts maximises opportunities for learners to engage with innovative thinkers and leaders and to experience the Arts both as audience members and as artists. Such an education is vital to students’ success as individuals and as members of society, emphasising not only creativity and imagination, but also the values of cultural understanding and social harmony that the Arts can engender (National Education and the Arts Statement, 2007).The Arts curriculum at Campbell is  structured to provide a pathway that supports students to take ownership and develop their skills and personal growth.

Technology 

Technologies enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally. Australia needs enterprising individuals who can make discerning decisions about the development and use of technologies and who can independently and collaboratively develop solutions to complex challenges and contribute to sustainable patterns of living. Technologies can play an important role in transforming, restoring and sustaining societies and natural, managed and constructed environments.

The Arts/Technologies Rotation

In Year 7 all students will study a semester of The Arts participating in the subjects of Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art and a semester of Technologies participating in Digital, Food, Metal and Wood technology. This provides the Campbell High School students with a taste test of each subject preparing them for selecting electives in Year 8. For students who are in the band elective (yearlong) this course is timetabled for one lesson a week, dependent upon staff and room availability.

Electives:

Electives are available for students in Years 8, 9 and 10. Detailed descriptions and necessary costing are provided regarding all courses offered at the time of selection – students will need to monitor emails for more details. These elective courses all run over two terms (one semester) at a time - dependent upon staff and room availability.

Arts Electives

Year 8

Year 8 students enrol in one The Arts course for a semester. In the second semester students will move to a Technologies elective.

The Arts courses offered to Year 8 include:

  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Band (whole year)

Years 9 and 10 

As student's progress in their learning, opportunities are provided to allow Year 9 and 10's to pursue interests and specialisations. To assist with this a wider range of electives are offered in The Arts, all classes are combined Year 9 and 10 student groupings, and the units offered are dependent upon both staff availability and student numbers, as class sizes must be sufficient to ensure viability.

Arts courses currently offered to Year 9 and 10 students include:

  • Ceramics
  • General Visual Art
  • Digital Photography
  • Film Television and New Media
  • Directing (Drama)
  • Ensemble Production (Productions)
  • General Drama
  • Music Projects
  • Senior Band (whole year)

Technology Electives

Year 8 

Year 8 students enrol in one Technologies course for a semester. In the second semester students will move to an Arts elective.

Technology courses offered to Year 8 include:

  • Digital Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Metal Technology

Years 9 and 10

As student's progress in their learning, opportunities are provided to allow Year 9 and 10's to pursue interests and specialisations. To assist with this a wider range of electives are offered in Technologies, all classes are combined Year 9 and 10 student groupings, and the units offered are dependent upon both staff availability and student numbers, as class sizes must be sufficient to ensure viability.

Technology courses currently offered to Year 9 and 10 students include:

  • STEM
  • Technology
  • Textiles
  • Wood Technology
  • 3D Modelling & CAD
  • Programming Digital Technology
  • Metal Technology
  • Industrial Design

Students can use the below link to complete OnGuard Safety Training tests online at home. If you are experiencing login issues please see your teacher or email ron.vandergugten@ed.act.edu.au.

OnGuard Safety Training