The Rock Central School

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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

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


Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the concepts of music through studying genres. Each topic/genre study will include: 

  • performing as a means of self-expression, interpreting musical symbols and developing solo and/or ensemble techniques
  • composing as a means of self-expression, musical creation and problem solving
  • listening as a means of extending aural awareness and communicating ideas about music in social, cultural and historical contexts.



Genres included in 7-10 music are:

  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Classic
  • Baroque
  • Soul