The arts are a vibrant part of Springfield Central State High School life, and they are currently offered as four strands: Music, Visual Art, Dance and Drama, as well as Media from 2014.
Music in junior secondary focusses on the development of musicianship and practical performance skills on the piano, voice or guitar, in a variety of contexts.
Through a range of mediums such as drawing, ceramics, painting, sculpture, printmaking and digital manipulation students learn to problem solve and develop their creativity, self-confidence and technical skills.
As the students progress through the year levels they cultivate and expand their individuality and personal aesthetic in creating their own artworks to be displayed in our school's Central Gallery. Students also have the potential to participate in various excursions to local Art Galleries and visiting artists, and are invited to attend the Art Master class program which extends on, and further develops, skills learnt in the subject.
Dance students in Years 9 learn performance, choreography and analysis skills in while exploring the technique of Popular Dance. Students develop co-ordination, confidence, musicality, fitness and flexibility, leading to a lifelong love of the arts and a healthy, active lifestyle.
During their semester of study, media students will analyse and create their own print advertisements, review a film then write and make their own film trailer. Students will learn practical skills such as taking good photos, editing in Photoshop, filming and film editing.
In year 9 Drama, students learn the skills of performance and the elements of drama, and work on building both individual and ensemble skills. Students are exposed to a range of theatre sports and published playscripts as they learn the basic skills of performing on stage.