Performing Arts

Mordialloc College has a highly regarded and respected performing arts program.

Students have the opportunity to explore aspects of the performing arts through a number of exciting and innovative subjects and inclusive extra-curricular activities.

Each year music study and performance includes major musical productions, a variety of instrumental music and music bands, ensembles and choirs and live performances outside the school.

Students explore materials, techniques and processes in a range of art forms. They expand their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics, properties and application of materials used
in art making.

They explore the interaction between digital technologies and individuals, societies, economies and environments. This ensures that students are aware of both the benefits and potential risks of digital systems and how they can best be used in society in a safe and appropriate way.

Provides students with the opportunity to examine and explore the ways in which drama gives
form to, and makes meaning of, a range of social, political, cultural and historical contexts. It focuses on
the development of expressive skills within dramatic structures and the development and performance of
imagined characters, achieved through the refinement of skills, techniques and processes in the creation
and presentation of dramatic works.

An interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of food, with an emphasis on extending food knowledge and skills and building individual pathways to health and wellbeing through
the application of practical food skills.


VCE Food Studies provides a framework for informed and confident food selection and food preparation
within today’s complex architecture of influences and choices. Students research economic, environmental and ethical dimensions of food and critically evaluate information, marketing messages and new trends.

You’ll discover that media is more than just entertainment—it’s a powerful force that influences and reflects our society. You’ll unravel the intricate relationship between media and its audiences, delving into the realms of influence, power, agency, and the formation of views and values. From photography to broadcast media, from social platforms to established institutions, you’ll analyse the profound impact of media in shaping our world.

The Visual Communication Design study examines the way visual language can be used to convey ideas, information and messages in the fields of communication, environmental and industrial design. The study emphasises the importance of developing a variety of drawing skills to visualise thinking. Students employ a design process to generate and develop visual communications which provides a structure to
organise design thinking.

Mordialloc College has an annual production involving students from all year levels.
Musical Productions

Our musicals involve students from all year levels and provide students with a range of experiences, including; acting, vocals, choreographed dancing, stage management, and learning about lighting and sound operation. Students have the opportunity to be a part of the cast or backstage crew.

At Mordialloc College, Performing Arts is a core subject in Years 7 and 8.

In Years 9 and 10 students are able to choose from a variety of performing arts subjects.

Students can participate in the Instrumental Music Program.

They are withdrawn from their normal program and given instruction by qualified teachers in small groups.

Students also become members of the various ensembles formed within the College. These ensembles regularly perform for visitors as part of the Performing Arts program and at other after hours functions.
Involvement in this program is determined in Year 7 where students hire instruments. From Year 8 onwards it is expected that students provide their own instrument.

Annual art exhibitions and displays

An opportunity for students to present their works to the wider community.

Each year, the visual arts showcase brings together artists from Mordialloc College, the wider community and local primary schools. Sculpture, pottery and design programs draw many students and the community to our school and Photography and Media Studies curricula add depth to the range of skills students develop.

Years 11 and 12 VCE

VCE Music, Drama and Dance are Year 11 and Year 12 VCE subjects and involve both performance practice and theory. Students undertake a variety of written and practical examinations.

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