Developing skills and confidence
At SCIS, the arts program is robust, well-rounded, and fueled by teachers who are as passionate as they are talented and knowledgeable about their subject.
Our students are taught the whole creative process, from critical observation and thinking to reflection and presentation, while also being challenged to express their artistic selves.
Theatre is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, risk-taking and the presentation of ideas. The theatre course is multifaceted and gives students the opportunity to actively engage in theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. Students will explore, learn, discover and collaborate to become autonomous, informed and skilled theatre-makers.
Our experienced music teachers offer students a rich music program, which seeks to foster in students an appreciation of musical concepts and traditions. The music curriculum uses the truly international diversity of the school as a springboard for studying different musical styles and forms. Students will develop aural perception and understanding of music by learning about musical elements, including form and structure, notations, musical terminology, and context.
Our visual arts program encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. Students will develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition, students are encouraged to develop an appreciation of art from different periods and cultural heritages.
The film course is to let students become adept in both interpreting and making film texts and allow students to explore film history, theory, and socio-economic background. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. Students are taught to consider film texts, theories, and ideas from different individuals’ perception, nations, and cultures, in order to achieve an international understanding of the world of film.