Creative Industries workshops

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In-school workshops

Workshops where we come to you.

Dance

Make your movements meaningful. Students learn the importance of characterisation for choreography and how to develop their own dance routines. Dance styles can include hip hop, jazz and/or contemporary choreography playing with the idea of character.

Year level
5-11
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
2-4 hours (flexible session delivery in consultation with teachers)
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking performing arts. Can be adapted to fit current curriculum.
Location
In-school

Graphic novel writing

Using examples of visual and verbal communication, popular comics, and graphic interpretations of classics such as Romeo and Juliet, students develop their own graphic novel, blending visual art and story writing.

Year level
6-11
Class size
Up to 25 students
Duration
4 hours (flexible session delivery in consultation with teachers)
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking English, film and TV, drama, social studies, history and visual art.
Location
In-school

Videomaking

Video is a powerful medium for storytelling. Using iMovie or photos, learn the art of factual storytelling using the moving image and sound. This workshop focuses on the documentary genre and might include stories about students or their communities.

Year level
7-10
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
2-4 hours (flexible session delivery in consultation with teachers)
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking media and English.
Location
In-school

Off Road Drama Company

Off Road Drama Immersion programs engage students in rich and joyful learning and deliver assessable learning outcomes. Students actively participate in role and contribute to the dramatisation of a story. Teachers scaffold students’ preparation, participation and reflection using resource packages provided and collect hard evidence for assessment purposes.

For an example of the work visit the Off  Road Drama Company Facebook page.

Year level
5-8
Class size
Up to 25 students
Duration
3.5-4 hours (flexible session delivery in consultation with teachers)
Curriculum link

Relevant to students of drama, English, social studies and history.

All programs address the content descriptors and achievement standards of the Australian curriculum and C2C in relation to drama and the linked subject areas.

Location
In-school

On-campus workshops

Our on-campus workshops also offer a chance to experience campus life.

Career and guest lecture series

Our Career and Guest Lectures can help guide students in course and career decision-making in the Creative Industries.

Can be adapted to meet school needs.

Year level
7-11
Class size
Small and large group audiences
Duration
1 hour
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art, English, Design, Home Economics, Film and TV.
Location
On-campus

Communication: speak up!

Great orators can turn a crowd of thousands into a silent field, not only speaking at their audience but speaking to their audience, reaching out with words as heavy as rain. Students learn how using the right words with a precise tone will communicate the exact point, and move the audience the right way.

Year level
7-11
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45-60 minutes
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking English, drama, film and TV, history and social studies.
Location
On-campus

On-campus or in-school workshops

Come to us or we can come to you.

Design - placemaking: postcards

Discover what makes a place special. Students create a postcard of a place of interest, and learn about the elements of design that help make a place/space unique: architecture, interiors, colour, texture etc.

Year level
5-10
Duration
1-2 hours
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking design and technology and science.
Location
In-school or on-campus

Slam poetry

It's your world, your voice! Students learn how to voice the concerns of their generation through slam poetry. Drawing on their passions and concerns, students write and perform a poem that makes people think.

Year level
5-11
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
2-4 hours
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking English, drama, social studies and history (can be adapted to fit current curriculum).
Location
In-school or on-campus

Design - plastics

What do designers do? Designers think creatively to help solve wicked problems. Our environment is awash with harmful plastics. Students find out how to contribute to solving the problem in a game related workshop.

Year level
6-11
Duration
1-2 hours
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking design and technology and science.
Location
In-school or on-campus

Visual arts: digital portraits

Move beyond the traditional and embrace the digital. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of image-making as a creative art process using Adobe Photoshop and iMovie. They will discover what makes an image or video unique, and how to think like an artist or curator when making and displaying images. Students will produce an artwork based on digital manipulation.

Year level
8-11
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
2-4 hours
Curriculum link
Relevant to students taking film, television, new media and visual arts (can be adapted to fit current curriculum).
Location
In-school and on-campus