Moss Vale High School

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Creative arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA) encompasses the expressive areas of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts. Within these subjects, it is possible to specialise in different media, discover new ways to express yourself and take advantage of the many opportunities to perform and exhibit your own creations.

Studying the creative arts, students 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.

All students in Stage 4 will experience lessons in:

  • Dance
  • Drama (Year 8 only)
  • Music
  • Visual Arts


By Stage 5 students may elect to study Stage 4 subjects in more depth, or choose:

  • Photography
  • Visual Design


In the Stage 6, or senior school, students may choose to study:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design


Students at Moss Vale High are encouraged to become involved in our many extra-curricular activities that cater for students in years 7-12, including

  • Stage Band, Junior Band, Flute, String and Ukulele Ensembles
  • School Choir
  • One of 5 smaller Vocal Ensembles 
  • Lyrical Dance Ensemble and Tap Co
  • Studio Art Project - After School Art Class

We provide many opportunities for students to shine which include performing or creating artwork for:

  • Official school events including PBS, ANZAC and NADIOC Week Assemblies
  • End-of-term CAPA Concerts
  • Bi-Annual Drama Evening/School Musical
  • Community Events

Students may also choose to become involved in:

  • Our Inspire primary school program
  • Our annual CD recording program
  • Community, Regional and State DoE programs such as ISE Regional Performing Ensemble, Southern Stars Extravaganza, Schools Spectacular, Plein Air and the Moran Photography prize - just to name a few.

Our Music students are offered the opportunity to undertake private music lessons in:

Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard/Piano, Saxophone, Violin and Vocals.

All lessons are taken by external tutors using our space.