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The Transformative Power of Arts Education

25 January 2024

At ELTHAM College, we firmly believe in the transformative power of the Arts. 

Our diverse curriculum, spanning from Art, Drama, Visual Communication Design, Theatre Studies, Media Studies, Ceramics, Sound Production, to Create Digital Media, caters to and extends the unique talents and interests of our students.

As educators, we are committed to fostering an environment that encourages our students to express themselves in unique and meaningful ways. Our evolving arts program invites students to be bold, to experiment with various mediums and techniques, and to share their distinct perspectives and personalities without fear.

We recognise that the Arts curriculum is not just about artistic expression; it's a powerful tool for nurturing empathy, understanding, and compassion.
These are qualities that are essential in shaping our students into respectful members of local and global communities. The Arts equip our students to contribute positively to the world around them.

The journey in the Arts can begin with something as simple as a pencil or a colored marker, a mouse or touchpad, a stylus, or even a cinematic experience. It could be the emotion evoked by a powerful performance, the resilience learned from a failed pottery attempt, or the rhythm felt through a pair of headphones.

The Arts are an indispensable part of a well-rounded education. They are a catalyst for personal growth and self-expression, empowering our next generation to understand their world, recognise their impact on it, and use their creativity to shape it bravely and positively.

The Arts, in essence, are not just subjects, they are experiences, and as we often remind our students, "Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Peter Attard

Head of Arts