GBC has an enthusiastic art department and a functional art studio for the Year 1 to 11 students.
Art is a highly valued part of the curriculum at GBC and the students are encouraged to be inquisitive and responsive to the world they live in. All subjects are taught within a Christian perspective and it is a privilege to include creativity within the context of intelligent design. The subject epitomises the “joy of life” that is given to us so abundantly.
GBC offers a diverse range of creative subjects for secondary students including Fine Arts. The students are able to choose Art each year, up to Year 10, enabling them to broaden their outlook on life by studying the work and lives of artists from other times and other places. Importantly the students also study art from Australia to gain valuable insight into their own culture, both past and present.
There are many careers that include art, such as architecture, fashion design, illustration, theatre and so on. The students will explore the possibilities of studying art with future careers in mind
In Music at Goldfields Baptist College students develop skills in making music and understanding music. Students learn practical and theoretical skills in music through singing, playing instruments, performance and compositions. Students have opportunities to perform at school assemblies and special events throughout the year. Music is engaging and fun and students often work in collaboration with Performing Arts.
This programme is extremely beneficial to those students who wish to improve their confidence and public speaking ability in a thoroughly enjoyable and safe environment. The skills developed through the studying of a variety of dramatic conventions not only equip students with vital life skills, but also enhance their self-worth in ways that other learning areas cannot. Through learning about various ways to communicate, including both verbal and non-verbal methods, students find themselves with the ability and confidence to perform scripted and non-scripted pieces before an audience. Performing Arts utilises both theoretical and performance-based assessment tasks in order to allow students to reach their maximum potential within the programme.