The Arts

The Arts2023-05-24T08:20:31+10:00

Providing opportunities for creativity and artistic expression

The Arts at CHAC provides students with the ability to foster and demonstrate their creativity and artistic expression through a wide offering of programs, events and projects.

The Arts Faculty seeks to provide a variety of co-curricular opportunities to allow for both broader and more in depth engagement within the curriculum offerings of Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art. Key showcases for students include:

Breathless: Annual Arts evening

Breathless – showcases the best work from Arts classroom subjects from Years 7 to 12 and includes live performances, art exhibitions, film screenings, drama performances and dance performances and is usually staged in August.

Annual MADD Festival (Music, Art, Dance, Drama)

Showcases the best work from the Primary school Arts classes.

Senior Arts Camp

The Arts Camp was held for the first time in 2022 for any student enrolled in at least one Arts subject in Years 11 and 12. The 2-night residential camp will include workshops and extension activities in developing creativity.


A full-scale musical is staged every other year for students from Years 7 to 12.

Dance Troupe

The Dance Troupe forms every other year for experienced dancers and performs and selected community events including Breathless.

Annual and special competitions that are run both internally and externally are promoted for student development in every Arts subject and include the Creative Generations Visual Art awards, Score It music composition competition, Dance troupe Eisteddfods, interschool drama competitions, The Young Composer’s competition and more.

Arts Precinct

  • A contemporary integrated arts facility incorporates a Visual Arts Wing with darkroom, Lecture Theatre and dynamic Gallery.
  • A recent addition to the Art Precinct is a weather-protected Arts Deck, providing additional space for lessons, meetings and exhibitions.
  • The Western entrance is decorated with a ceramic mosaic, crafted by students, and the Arts Garden contains the Year 9-created installation of totem poles – guardians of creativity and innovation.
  • The illuminated installation in the entrance to the Auditorium is designed by the 2021 Arts Ambassadors and Visual Art students and is the Senior gift to the College from 2021.
The Auditorium


  • The 1100 seat Auditorium offers professional lighting, sound and data projection systems and a fully equipped sound box, situated on the Balcony Level.
  • Wheel chair access, an elevator and toilet amenities, as well as a loading dock at ground level, ensure the Auditorium provides students with top-notch facilities.
  • Use of the Auditorium for special events is augmented further with the addition of a Catering Centre and a fully-enclosed and modern Auditorium Foyer.

Music Centre

The Music Centre offers five attractive, air-conditioned and sound-proofed teaching studios, a professional recording and editing suite, an orchestral recording studio, and two dedicated Drama and Performance Studios:

  • Studio Room A with a seating capacity for up to 120 people, suitable for music solos right up to a 76-piece chamber ensemble,
  • Studio Room B, ideal for chamber ensembles with seating for 20 people,
  • Seven soundproofed music spaces suitable for one to four people.
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