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Creative arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities in the creative and performing arts 

Instrumental Music Program 

For 2022, Inner Sydney High School will offer:

* Concert Band (Core)

* Jazz Combo (audition)

*Strings Ensemble and

*Vocal Ensemble (Core) in the Instrumental Music Program.

Students in Concert Band and Vocal Ensemble will be involved in performing at school and community events as well as external eisteddfods and concerts. Jazz Combo is by audition or invitation; however, students will need to be a part of a Core (Concert Band or Vocal Ensemble) to participate in Jazz Combo. Concert Band is conducted by our music teacher Mr Jeremy Lloyd. Jazz Combo and Vocal Ensemble are coordinated by our music teacher Ms Emma Holley. Strings Ensemble is led by Ms Alexandra Clarke.

Dance Ensemble  

Our Dance Ensemble and Dance Company perform in a range of styles including contemporary and lyrical. Students of all dance backgrounds are able to access the program. Both groups are led by choreographer Ms Sascha Wykes and coordinated by Ms Sonia Davies, Head Teacher Wellbeing. Our Dance Ensemble is looking forward to performing at a range of school, community and regional dance festivals. 

Drama Ensemble 

The Drama Ensemble provides a great opportunity for students to gain performance experience and to improve their collaboration and creativity skills. Students will learn the skills of improvisation, playbuilding and scripted drama. The Drama Ensemble is led by Ms Renee Lane, Head Teacher Creative and Performing Arts who is supported by Ms Liz Roche.  Our Drama Ensemble is looking forward to performing at a range of school, community and regional drama festivals.