Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600


Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Subjects taught in this area are:

  • Music – Compulsory in Years 7 and 8. Elective in Years 9 – 12
  • Visual Arts – Compulsory in Years 7 and 8.Elective in Years 9 – 12
  • Languages – Compulsory in Year 8. Elective in Years 9 – 12
  • Drama – Elective in Years 9 – 12

Other subjects offered as electives in Years 9 to 12 are:

  • Photography and Digital Media
  • Visual Design (Years 9 and 10 only)

Creative arts faculty

The faculty mission statement: To enrich the lives of students by providing them with the opportunities to experience a wide range of cultural, lingustic and artistic experiences in both the performing and creative arts.

This faculty also incorporates the support of our indigenous students through the employment of tutors and the running of a cultural and homework centre for these students after hours.