The Arts

A Strong Tradition in the Arts

Help your son or daughter get ahead through the Performing and Visual Arts Program at Marymount College.  Study the full range of performing arts within Marymount’s acclaimed program. Holistic education at it's best.

In addition to the core curriculum in all year levels, Marymount College offers extensive co-curricular performance opportunities to develop your child’s potential: musicals, dance, drama and music eisteddfods in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, film and TV competitions, performing arts evenings, excursions and workshops with professional artists.

Facilities: dance studio, drama workshop spaces and theatre, recording studio, media centre and editing suite, Arts and Technology Centre.

For information regarding auditions for Marymount’s Extension Dance Team, Interschool Drama Group and Extension Music, please contact Marymount College on 5586 1000. 


  • Extension Dance Team 
  • Workshops with professional artists (e.g.  Expressions Dance Company, Dancenorth, Megajam, Kylie Goeldner)
  • College performances (Liturgies, Dance Showcase, Performing Arts Concerts) 

Dance Brochure template.pdfDance Brochure

Drama and Culture 

  • Student productions
  • Dramatic competitions. (Gold Coast Secondary Schools Drama Festival, Musical)
  • Extended directing opportunities
  • Acting classes
  • Lighting and sound courses 


Marymount is very proud to offer a large musical program. These tuition programs include Voice, Piano and Keyboard, Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, and theory.

The College also boasts:

  • Concert Band
  • Glee Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Rock Bands
  • String Ensemble

Examinations offered: A.M.E.B. (Classical, Contemporary & Theory), Guild, Trinity College Rock School, Trinity College for Voice. 

Co-Curricular Instrumental Ensemble Music Contract (electronic form)

Co-Curricular Instrumental Tuition Application (electronic form)


Every second year the College produces a Musical, which is performed at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. Students from across all Year levels are invited to participate. The 2017 production of ‘Rock of Ages’ has over 150 students involved. The experience begins with a three-day workshop, allowing students from Music, Drama and Dance Departments to bond and collaborate. Students describe the experience of being involved in the Musical as one of the highlights of their school years. Previous musicals include:

  • Rock of Ages
  • The Wedding Singer
  •  Anything Goes
  •  Grease
  •  Footloose
  •  A Class Act

Musical Review.pdfMusical Review

 Parent Feedback regarding the Musical

"Our daughter was part of this wonderful production and has gained an immeasurable amount of pleasure from the experience; it has helped her grow in confidence and the friendships that she has made as a result we are sure will be with her throughout her schooling and extend to later in life. Even more pleasing as a parent are the new mentors and role models she has met within the senior cohort at Marymount College who have been so forthcoming with their generous nature and advice to the younger students, for whom the musical was an enjoyable and character building experience. The show was a credit to each and every member of the team that was responsible in getting it onto the stage."

Visual Art

Fairweather Art Group named after the eccentric and inspiring artist Ian Fairweather who finished his career in SE QLD meets after school on Wednesdays. It is open to all art students and provides opportunities for students to extend their art practice. It includes visits to local galleries, workshops by visiting artists and extra support for their own or school art projects. The school also looks for opportunities to enter students to work in a range of local and national competitions.
  • Marymount Art Show
  • Sydney and Melbourne Art & Cultural Trip to visit galleries, artists and participate in art workshops optional for Yea r11 & 12 students.
  • Energies Gold Coast Exhibition
  • Annual Senior Art Exhibition
  • Brisbane Catholic Education Art Awards
  • Ongoing participation in student art and design competitions across a range of themes i.e. Doodle For Google, Young Archie’s etc.​