The Visual and Performing Arts is a strength area of John Fawkner College.

We cover a wide range of subjects across all year levels including; Drama, Music, Media, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. These subjects enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities though both traditional and emerging art forms, developing skills and techniques through an ever changing and contemporary approach. We believe that the Arts are vitally important to the whole learner in developing confident and creative individuals.

We have an extensive instrumental program that allows students to develop technique and skill on their chosen instrument. The instruments we offer include; Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Drums & Vocals. We know that having a varied program in a school allows for a more holistic education in the Arts. We have also created partnerships with local artists and musicians who run workshops with students to foster their knowledge of the arts. These students are given the opportunity to exhibit and perform their pieces at Moreland Council events and festivals.

Our learning spaces allow movement between rooms and interaction amongst classes, which fosters inspiration and collaboration between classes. The Arts subjects take full advantage of the College’s technology to enhance the learning of all students in all arts areas.

All Arts subjects follow through to the senior level where students are required to produce folios or create theatrical events and musical performances. They link to diverse university courses and career opportunities, which can involve jobs in the Arts areas, which may not only be the traditional paths such as designers, visual and performing artists, but also involve education, science, galleries, television, internet and managing community arts programs.

The Arts also add to the extra curricula activities for students throughout the year including the JFC Art Exhibition, Drama Productions, JFC Arts Showcase and musical performances