Creative Arts students experience and develop the complex skills required to create and test ideas, generate creative works with confidence, shape inquiry and to critically evaluate and reflect on what they do. Developing an independent, forward thinking, learning mindset is considered critical to the future world of work.
Creative Arts courses offered at Saint Maroun’s College include Music, Visual Arts and Photography and Digital Media.
These subjects develop students not only with strong discipline based knowledge but with the fundamental skills, creative expertise and learning mindset recognised as essential capabilities for the 21st century.
Creative Arts education develops skills in creative reasoning, independent decision making and reflective judgment – skills that are essential, transferable and applicable to the real world. Arts students know how to move from the abstract to the concrete, from idea to representation, from concept to realisation.
Students’ work derives from their experiences, interpretations and concerns about this world. In response they can engage with contemporary arts practices that are designed to provoke strong reactions, and make audiences feel uncomfortable with innovative works that question assumed values, attitudes and ideas about big picture issues. They are able to reinvigorate traditional conventions by suggesting new associations, embracing new work, styles, genres and expanded repertoires.