The Whitefriars Visual Arts Department functions as a creative laboratory where students are facilitated by staff with a vast array of creative skills. Students are encouraged and supported to explore a broad range of media and disciplines. The Arts Department at Whitefriars College is dedicated to developing the creative skills of students across the ‘Arts’ spectrum, as well as their academic skills in aesthetics, critical theory, and art history in order to enable students to represent their unique visions within the contemporary cultural environment. We endeavor to have students engage in painting, sculpture, video, photography, mixed-media and a host of new digital technologies along with the richness of the imagination and the diverse possibilities of a creative and engaging experience. Staff believe that what unites us all is a belief that the pursuit of knowledge and the power of creative arts contributes to the development of our consciousness. It also helps our students and aids us in optimally engaging the cultural, social, and political questions and conversations of our times.
For students in Years 10, 11 and 12 the Visual Arts Department offer core subjects in Studio Arts, Visual Communication and Design, Media and Product Design Technology. An exciting range of visual subjects are available for junior students with a focus on innovation and creativity.
Our aims are to provide opportunities for students to:
Through our activities we strive to: