RIA Community Night 2011v2

Rowville Institute of the Arts
Information Evening
A day in the life of RIA
Year 7  2011 Structure
LOTE (Italian)
PE/Sport Ed
Performing Arts –
Drama, Music, Dance
Visual Arts –
Visual Art, Visual Comm. & Design
Total Core
Instrumental Music Program (additional cost)
10 periods
13 periods
6 periods
4 periods
4 periods
23 periods
60 periods
20 periods
Years 9 & 10
LOTE (Italian)* yr9 only
Personal Development
PE/Life Skills
Visual & Performing
Enhancement Sequence* (except Music)
10 periods
12 periods
6 periods
6 periods
2 periods
12 periods
4 periods
6 periods
8 periods
Year 11 & 12
• A selective VCE course offered at the
Eastern campus to cater for students who
wish to pursue a predominantly Arts based
• Students can access a broader range of
subjects by choosing to travel between
Pastoral Care
• Years 7 to 9
Significant Teacher
Yr 7 – Peer Support
Staff – Team leaders
• Year 10 to 12
Senior School Team
MIPs co-ordinator
Careers co-ordinator
Curriculum Delivery
• Curriculum programs are designed and
delivered by qualified teaching staff within
their area; supported by external
professionals in all areas of the performing
and visual arts.
-Workshops with various visiting artists specialising in –
watercolour, chalk pastel, cartooning, installation art
- ‘Suade’ music workshop
- Master Blaster Recordings – portable recording studio
- Excursions and workshops to National Gallery of Victoria
(International and Ian Potter) & Heide Gallery
• - Excursion to Top Arts exhibition & lecture series
- Excursions to ‘Billy Elliot’, ‘West Side Story’
• - Excursions to Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
- Participation in Knox Festival Project each year (2011 – ‘On the
ball’, 2010 – ‘Identity T-Shirts’, 2009 – ‘Sneaker Project’)
Selection Criteria
• Artistic ability
• Positive attitude & application to academic
studies and developing skills in their artistic field
• Passion for the Arts
• Commitment & motivation
• Process – 150 word essay, if short listed,
audition (performing arts) or studio session
(visual arts)
Application Process
RIA application forms
•Rowville Times
•Sports Academy
Key Dates for 2012 Enrolments
Applications due Tuesday 14th June 2011
Auditions – last two weeks of term 2, 2011
Interviews if required Early term 3
Notification of outcome of application –Early
Term 3, 2011
• Dance – students come prepared with 1 min solo in any style;
Songs to be on CD. Students will learn a short dance phrase at the
• Drama – students to come prepared with a 1 – 1.5 minute
monologue. Students will be asked to participate in improvisation
games as well as a cold read of a script.
• Media – students to come prepared with a folio of their best work.
Students will then participate in a skills drill.
• Music – present two contrasting pieces. CD and mp3 backing may
be used, or a piano accompanist. Plus play/sing a major scale in the
key of C, F or B flat.
• Visual Arts – students to come prepared with a folio of their best
work. Students will then participate in a skills drill.
RIA Uniform
• The RIA uniform that will be supplied (paid for by the
school) includes –
RIA track suit pants
RIA Polo shirt
RIA Dance Top
RIA Apron
Additional Optional Items for purchase RIA Jacket; RIA Dance pants
This uniform is for the RIA project day and RIA
• All RIA students will need to have full RSC uniform for all
other days. Students will also require a full RSC sports
uniform as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
• What are the fees for RIA?
– Answer: An annual fee of $1050
– All excursions and incursions
– RIA uniform (track pants; polo shirt; dance top)
– Specialist class materials
– Art folio; art apron
– Internet credit and printing credit
– Publications – school magazine
– Diary
– Combination lock
- Any camps or overnight activities
- Instrumental music program tuition
- Booklist items
- Stationery
- RSC College Uniform and Sports Uniform
- SRC fundraising events
• How are students assessed?
– Answer: Students are assessed formally and informally
as per mainstream. Through performances, tests,
assignments etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
• Will the student be able to switch back into
– Answer: The curriculum is designed to ensure
continuity with mainstream, to minimise any
disruptions should the transfer into mainstream occur.
• Will my child have to travel between campuses?
– Answer: The travel between campuses may occur
throughout the VCE studies, however students in
years 7 to 10 will not be required to travel.
Questions from the floor
• Expression of Interest forms/Application
forms can be downloaded or collected at
the door this evening.
• An Expression of Interest form or an
Application form is to be submitted along
with a copy of the most recent report and
the 150 word essay. Please return to Kerri
in the RIA / RSA office (14th June)