The College provides extensive learning opportunities for students across all streams of the Arts, including music, media, art, drama, and dance.
College staff across the Arts coordinate and manage on-campus and external opportunities for students to participate in competitions, displays, awards, projects, productions, and musicals.
The College participates in Artwaves, a joint venture with Logan Art Gallery, whereby chosen works are displayed at the Logan Art Gallery.
The College produces a musical biannually, and dramatic Junior or Senior productions on alternative years. These co-curricular opportunities for students to get involved in the Arts and extend and refine their skills in singing, dancing, and acting; as well as learning strategies to remember lyrics, dialogue, and choreography.
Students can also participate in set design, props, and stage crew roles, as well as sound and lighting. These performances allow students a wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively with their teachers and peers, in a safe and creative environment.
Co-curricular Dance at STMC has rapidly developed over the last five years. We are proud to have two fantastic performance teams that perform at eisteddfods, the Ekka, local fetes, and College events. Students audition for the teams and rehearse once a week in preparation for these performances and participate in an intensive dance weekend usually held in Term 1. Dance is a wonderful wellbeing activity that keeps students physically and emotionally healthy, whilst also bringing students together from all year levels.
Cultural Awards Evening
The Cultural Awards evening is the highlight of the College's art students where their work is showcased across all the areas of the Arts. It is the night we celebrate students' achievements and reward dedication and effort and is extremely well-received by our community each year.
A week of dedicated displays, celebrations, and up-skilling across all five strands of the Arts that includes and welcomes all students. Along with showcasing student works, various industry professionals also share their success pathways, host workshops to up-skill students, and lead live demonstrations on art techniques and creative elements.
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These extra-curricular initiatives encourage students to work together on competitions and projects within their chosen art strand.
The Penny Awards, named after Brisbane artist, Penny Everingham, are held annually at the College. The night provides students the opportunity to perform a monologue or duologue before an audience and panel of adjudicators. The guest adjudicators are working professionals in the Arts and provide students with positive and constructive feedback. Students are critiqued on voice, movement, character, use of space, and interpretation of the script.