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 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 55 861000. 

Dance

  • 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.pdf

Drama and Culture 

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

Music

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
  • Drum Line
  • Glee Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Musical Band
  • Award Winning Rock Bands

Rehearsal times are as follows:

Jazz Ensemble (Monday 7:15am-8:15am)
Concert Band (Tuesday 7:15am-8:15am)
Drum Line (Tuesday 12:30pm-1:15pm)
Glee Club (Wednesday 12:30pm-1:15pm)
Musical Band (Wednesday 3pm-5:30pm during Musical “season”)
Vocal Ensemble (Thursday 7:30am-8:15am)
Rock Bands (Various times Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

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

Music Brochure 2017.pdfMusic Brochure 2017.pdf

Music Department Tuition Application.pdfMusic Department Tuition Application.pdf

Music Department Bursary Application.pdfMusic Department Bursary Application.pdf

Musical

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. This years 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:

  • "The Wedding Singer"
  •  "Anything Goes"
  •  "Grease"
  •  "Footloose"
  •  "A Class Act"

  • Musical Review.pdfMusical Review.pdf

     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

  • After School Art (3:00pm -4:30pm Tuesday afternoons) includes art making activities and visits to local galleries.
  • 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
  • On going participation in student art and design competitions across a range of themes i.e. Doodle For Google, Young Archie’s etc.
Performing Arts Classes
Performing Arts classes are held every Tuesday after school in the Doyle centre Drama room from 4.15-5.15pm. These classes cover improvisation, role play, drama games and character work. Classes are taught by Anna Waters-Massey and her daughter Cleo Massey. These are fun classes to build confidence and acting skills in a supportive environment. Find out more about the teachers from their websites www.annawatersmassey.com.au and www.cleomassey.com Enrol now by contacting Anna on 0417584290 or emailing watersworks@bigpond.com​​