Expressive Arts at Huddersfield Grammar School
The Expressive Arts course is an ideal way to combine the arts subjects in a truly exciting way. Students often do this already, without thinking about it - taking a book or TV programme as a stimulus and then creating an improvisation with music or mime. Now they can actually receive credit for the combination of the various art forms. Performance is an excellent way to improve confidence and negotiation skills - most of the work will be done in groups - and both of these can be invaluable in later life. Because it is such a practical subject, many students will find that it lightens what might otherwise be an extremely heavy workload when it comes round to coursework time. There are four main aims behind the course: * The development of a critical awareness of existing art forms * The development of ideas by experimenting with various techniques * The presentation of a prepared art work * The analysis and evaluation of the final piece As you can see, these are also all valuable life skills. This is essentially a practical course and most of the work will be covered in class time, although it will be necessary to do research and keep up the working notebook at home.Rehearsal time will also be needed at home - so don`t be surprised if you hear some very strange noises coming from your child`s room! There is no minimum level of expertise required in any of the art forms; if the student cannot dance at all, then s/he simply does not choose to be assessed in that discipline. Music can be something as simple as creating a rhythm for effect - it is not necessary to be able to play an instrument or sing. Although the course will be coordinated by the Drama Department, there will be weekly sessions with Music and Dance teachers, and the Art Department will be available for their input when needed.
How to apply
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