Albany Senior High School/Coursebook/Performing Arts
What is performing arts?
The performing arts include the study and practice of the disciplines of dance, drama and music both separately and in combinations. Students will explore some of the history and theory of the various forms of the disciplines they study and also perform for audiences in a number of styles and forms.
What might this lead to?
Drama: Actor, producer, editor, theatre producer, drama teacher, artistic director, make up artist, film work, radio work, production assistant, production designer, aspects of media, comedian, singer, entertainer, television presenter, script writer, tertiary lecturer, radio producer, radio broadcaster, event manager, camera operator, broadcast technician, training consultant, reviewer, production runner. Other Information It is highly recommended that you participate in one or more of our school's creative groups, including the Stage Challenge Crew, theatre sports team, or debating squad.
Music: Composer, conductor, music therapist, tertiary lecturer, theatre producer, artistic director, music teacher, professional performing musician, radio producer, record producer, singer, entertainer, event manager, broadcast technician, sound operator, musical instrument maker, piano tuner, training consultant, reviewer.
It is highly recommended that you participate in one or more of our school's rock bands, or instrumental and vocal groups.
- Level 1 - All students must be having or intend to have regular instrumental or vocal tuition from an experienced tutor, and have a knowledge of basic notation skills and performance level reflecting approximately three years of instrumental or vocal tuition.
- Level 2 – If students have not completed NCEA Level 1, it is advisable that they talk to the teacher in charge of music. Students need to have been learning an instrument for approximately 3 - 4 years and still be having instrumental or vocal lessons from an experienced music tutor.
A base knowledge of appropriate music theory up to Grade 4 is advised, although students are encouraged to talk to the teacher in charge if this is not the case.
- All of the performing arts courses will be working towards regular public performance. There will be costs involved in attending performances and instrumental or vocal tuition fees for those students having lessons in school.
All of the performing arts courses will be working towards regular public performance. There will be costs involved in attending performances. Music: