Creative Arts

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The Creative and Performing Arts ( CAPA ) Faculty at Farrer provides students with many opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills through the subjects of Drama, LOTE, Music, and Visual Arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, critique, listen, make, and perform.

The faculty mission statement

To enrich the lives of students by providing them with opportunities to experience a wide range of cultural, linguistic and artistic experiences in both the performing and creative arts. Creative and Performing Arts is mandatory for students in Years 7 and 8. Students in Years 9 to 12 can choose from electives offered.  

Compulsory in Years 7 and 8

  • Music 
  • Visual Arts 
  • Languages - French

Electives in Years 9 and 10

  • Drama
  • French, German, Japanese
  • Music 
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography and Digital Media

Electives in Years 11 and 12

  • French Beginners
  • Music I and II
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design

The CAPA faculty offers extensive extracurricular programs:

  • CAPA Performance Soirée ( Stage 6 students)
  • Art Club
  • Photography Competition and Farrer Art Prize
  • Drumming for marching and assembly
  • Links with NERAM (Armidale), National Art School (Sydney) and Conservatorium of Music in Tamworth.


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