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Home to the subjects of Film, Television and New Media, Drama and Music, our Trinity Centre integrates the College’s performing arts and Film, Television and New Media classes into one facility that promotes collaboration of the arts under one roof. This tech-rich facility also presents our Music students with access to enviable music instruction and performance facilities.

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The Arts at St Rita's
Drama
Film, Television & New Media
Music
Visual Art

Drama

Drama is a dynamic art form that you can use to entertain, challenge, educate, understand, record and celebrate events and stories. It encourages you to consider and challenge the way our world works from different perspectives. Studying Drama provides students with opportunities to perform on stage, direct and produce your own dramatic works, design sets and costumes, write scripts and watch and understand live theatre performances. Students are able to work with professional actors, playwrights, directors and designers who visit their classes. Students also enjoy live theatre productions in venues like QPAC, La Boite and Brisbane Powerhouse.

Film, Television & New Media

Film, Television & New Media fosters creative and expressive communication. It explores the five key concepts of technologies, representations, audiences, institutions and languages. Students learn about film, television and new media as our primary sources of information and entertainment. They understand that film, television and new media are important channels for educational and cultural exchange, and are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities. 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.

Music

Music is found in all parts of life. You can use it as a powerful form of communication that helps you express your ideas and feelings when words can’t, and it can be a wonderful creative outlet. Music is mostly a practical subject where you will use your creativity and thinking skills to perform, compose and respond to music. You will create and share your own music and explore music from other musicians. When you study Music, you develop confidence, persistence and the ability to work on your own and with others. St Rita’s students are fortunate enough to rehearse and perform within world-class facilities in the Trinity Centre.

We offer individual and small group tuition on a range of instruments. There are a host of ensembles to join and perform with. Classroom music is taught from the Primary years through to Year 8 with the subject becoming an elective from Year 9.

If everything were perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow ... Beyoncé


Visual Art

The study of Visual Art engages and inspires students, challenging their understanding of the world by encouraging creative thinking and problem solving. They observe our world and are challenged by provoking alternate ways of seeing, doing and thinking. Students can develop knowledge and skills in drawing, painting, 3D, media, digital, sound and time-based works of art. Through their exploration, students develop confidence and the ability to work with their peers collaboratively.

When creating artworks, students respond to a range of sensory stimuli (visual, aural, tactile) as well as a range of materials and techniques. Subject matter is drawn from still life, human figure, portraiture, landscape and concept. In responding to personal artworks, students learn about influences from the history of art and the contemporary art world through research, which assists them in resolving their own art.