Creative Arts

Creative Arts 

Dance            Drama                Music and Sound Arts            Visual Arts

Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa 

Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder.

At Lynfield College the Creative Arts engage students in developing ideas and skill in each of the different arts disciplines. Learning within the Creative Arts offers students the opportunity to develop imagination, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaborative skills, personal identity and expression.

 The performing arts include Music, Drama and Dance and involve learning in both individual and group settings to develop original work and perform set pieces.

Visual arts develop skills in a wide range of media with most contexts for learning based on individual projects. In senior courses Visual Arts offer courses in Digital Media, Design, Photography, Painting and Digital Painting.

Student learning in the creative arts is supported and enriched by a wide range of extra curricula opportunities offered at the college.

Each of the Creative Arts are included in the University Entrance approved subjects list. 

The New Zealand ARTS Curriculum - NZC

The arts are powerful forms of expression that recognise, value, and contribute to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. The arts have their own distinct languages that use both verbal and non-verbal conventions, mediated by selected processes and technologies. Through movement, sound, and image, the arts transform people’s creative ideas into expressive works that communicate layered meanings.

Why study the creative arts?

  • Arts education explores, challenges, affirms, and celebrates unique artistic expressions of self, community, and culture. It embraces toi Māori, valuing the forms and practices of customary and contemporary Māori performing, musical, and visual arts.
  • Learning in, through, and about the arts stimulates creative action and response by engaging and connecting thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings. By participating in the arts, students’ personal well-being is enhanced. As students express and interpret ideas within creative, aesthetic, and technological frameworks, their confidence to take risks is increased. Specialist studies enable students to contribute their vision, abilities, and energies to arts initiatives and creative industries.
  • In the arts, students learn to work both independently and collaboratively to construct meanings, produce works, and respond to and value others’ contributions. They learn to use imagination to engage with unexpected outcomes and to explore multiple solutions.