The Arts at Flinders provides students with diverse 21st century learning opportunities to build capabilities for their future world of work.
Creative Arts students experience and develop the complex skills required to create and test ideas, generate creative works with confidence, shape inquiry and critically evaluate and reflect on what they do.
Learning in the Creative Arts prepares students to be significant producers and informed consumers of culture. Flinders is committed to offering our students a well-rounded education through the curriculum and co-curricular opportunities, which includes curriculum offerings in Drama, Visual Arts, Music and Film, TV and New Media.
Flinders' Secondary School Drama Curriculum program engages students in imaginative meaning-making processes. Students use a range of artistic skills as they make and respond to dramatic works.
Through diverse purposes, contexts and audiences, our students are provided with opportunities to experience, reflect upon, understand, communicate, collaborate and appreciate different perspectives of themselves, others and the world in which they live.
The state-of-the-art Flinders Performance Centre provides our students with an impressive professional facility to test their ideas and grow their confidence.
Each year, the Year 6 students are all involved in presenting a musical production as part of the curriculum, with the 2023 cohort presenting Dr Dolittle JR. in August.
Drama subjects are curriculum electives available from Years 7 to 12, including a new Musical Theatre subject offered in Year 9.
At Flinders, Visual Art is an approach involving complex thinking and diverse making. It is vital to student learning across the curriculum and to making sense of our lives.
Visual Art provides an intellectually and emotionally stimulating space for ideas to grow, connections to be explored and personal, collective and global experiences to be challenged.
Our students engage in personal and collaborative artmaking experiences that provide choices in a wide variety of forms and media. Our aim is for each student to develop unique, creative artworks that effectively communicate thoughtful and sensitive conceptual orientations.
Our annual Flinders Art Expo in Term 4 provides an opportunity for our College community to celebrate our students’ creativity and ideas and be inspired by their diverse works.
Film, Television and New Media
Film, Television and New Media at Flinders provides an opportunity for students to be creatively challenged as they analyse and create moving image media. Students experience a range of genres, techniques and experiences that enable them to create meaning and purpose through storytelling.
Film, Television and New Media is offered in Years 8 -12, with the senior years contributing to the ATAR score.
In the senior years, students creatively apply film, television and new media key concepts to individually and collaboratively make moving-image media products, and investigate and respond to moving-image media content and production contexts.
There is a focus on developing a respect for diverse perspectives and a critical awareness of the expressive, functional and creative potential of moving-image media in a diverse range of global contexts. Importantly, students develop knowledge and skills in creative thinking, communication, collaboration, planning, critical analysis, and digital and ethical citizenship – the vital 21st century skills of the 6C’s, also known as our Flinders Learner Traits.
The Flinders Digital Zone is a well-equipped dedicated space for students to explore areas of Digital Technology and Film, TV, New Media under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic teachers.
The space supports student learning processes relating to ideation, collaboration, production and presentation. The intention is for students to feel that anything is possible in the Digital Zone and that they have the facilities, technology and teaching support to test their big ideas and processes, and create.
Facilities in the Digital Zone include a 20-point touch screen, dual projection for mirroring or independent, 55-inch high definition Sony display panels for collaboration, infinity curve green screen, 27-inch dual display monitors for teacher presentations and student work, two Apple TV connectors to cast student work to any visual points in the room, Crestron video switching, glass walls for student design and printable whiteboards.
To learn more about the Digital Zone, visit here.
Each year, the Flinders Creative Arts Co-Curricular Program enables students to join a series of musical performances and staged productions, whether they are keen to be on stage or working behind the scenes.
Leading the vibrant program is the Director of Creative Arts, Mr Danny Parker, a teacher, actor and award-winning children’s author.
Recent highlights include the College's epic 2023 production of Anastasia: The Musical production, a performance and workshop tour to Western Australia, and top-class mentoring from artists in residence, including Warwick Doddrell, assistant director at Opera Australia and fight director, Andy Fraser.
The College has also introduced a new dance development program across Years 7 to 12 with more than 20 students exploring a range of dance styles, including lyrical, jazz and contemporary.
And the Flinders Primary School is a new fledgling co-curricular youth theatre offering, helping to develop talented creative arts students in Years 5 and 6.