The Arts Learning area at Byford Secondary College offers study in the five Arts contexts of Music, Visual Art, Dance, Drama and Media. Students entering year 7 and 8 have the opportunity to experience all arts contexts through a rotating two-year cycle with Yr 7 students taking Drama and Visual Art and Yr 8 students taking Media, Music or Dance.
Year 9 and 10 allows students the opportunity to begin subject specialisation in the Arts with a focus on both semester and year-long courses depending on what students select as a preference (all courses are subject to minimum numbers prior to running). All Lower school courses link to senior school courses including a number of Certificate level TAFE courses which lead onto to post-compulsory study at TAFE and University level.
The courses in The Arts focus on student achievement of outcomes related to art making and interpretation based on the new West Australian Curriculum and students will focus on building their skills and understanding of how the Arts function and enrich our lives and communities.
Considerable opportunities for student participation in extra-curricular arts events are made available throughout the school year including Arts Extension clubs in Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts at lunchtimes and after school, various external visual art exhibitions and showcase events, arts performances external to the College such as Yo Fest, external competitions such as South of the Swan Dance Festival and Whole School Musical productions.
In addition to these events The Arts run a vibrant integrated enrichment program with artists in residence programs and extra-curricular workshop opportunities for our students to engage in the arts in meaningful and exciting learning experiences through trips to see industry standard professionals at the State Theatre Centre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, CO3 Dance Company, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Students each year are also involved in Arts Production activities for our celebrations of NAIDOC week and Harmony week in the College with special events running to support students to enrich their understanding of Arts in the wider community.
If you wish to get in contact in regards to our Arts programs, please contact the Arts Learning Area Manager.