Mercedes College boasts many exciting opportunities for students interested in pursuing their passion in the The Arts.
Dance, Drama, Media, Music, Speech, Visual Arts are essential components in our College community.

Welcome to the vibrant world of Performing and Visual Arts at Mercedes College. Our commitment to fostering creativity and artistic excellence is exemplified through our diverse range of programs, including Dance, Drama, Music, Speech, Media, and Visual Art. From captivating performances to innovative storytelling, our students showcase their talents and immerse themselves in the transformative power of the arts.

At Mercedes College, Dance, Drama, Music, and Speech form the foundation of our Performing Arts program. Students explore their artistic potential, developing their skills and confidence in various disciplines. Through captivating performances, they captivate audiences and bring stories to life, leaving a lasting impact with their artistic expression.

In the realm of Visual Arts, Mercedes College provides engaging opportunities in Media and Visual Art. Our students dive into the world of visual storytelling, exploring different mediums and techniques to convey their creative visions. They learn to harness the power of images, creating impactful narratives and capturing the essence of the world around them.

Throughout the year, our students participate in a variety of events that showcase their talents. The House Arts Day, a vibrant celebration of Dance, Choir, Media, and Visual Art, brings together the entire College community. It’s a platform for students to collaborate, express their creativity, and ignite a sense of collective artistic appreciation.

As the pinnacle of our Arts programs, our College Productions are extraordinary performances that amalgamate the skills cultivated across all artistic disciplines, taking place at the Regal Theatre in July. This year’s production of Chicago: High School Edition takes audiences on a captivating journey, where the magic of music, the power of storytelling, and the beauty of movement intertwine to create an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Mercedes College boasts many exciting opportunities for students interested in pursuing their passion in the The Arts.
Dance, Drama, Media, Music, Speech, Visual Arts are essential components in our College community.

College Productions
Chicago: High School Edition

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of live theatre at Mercedes College’s annual school musical. This year, we proudly present Chicago: High School Edition, a production that will transport you to a world of music, dance, and captivating storytelling.

As part of Mercedes College’s commitment to providing extraordinary opportunities to our students, our annual College Productions are performed at the Regal Theatre, Subiaco. This allows students to benefit from a professional theatre experience, collaborating with theatre professionals, and gaining valuable insights into staging, sound, lighting, and more on a grand scale. This immersive learning environment nurtures their talents and fuels their passion for the arts.

Our musical performances are not just limited to the Mercedes community. We warmly welcome the public, who appreciate and admire the quality of our shows. Their presence is a testament to the calibre of our productions and the talent of our dedicated students.

Throughout the years, our musicals have received recognition through various awards. These accolades reflect the dedication, hard work, and exceptional abilities of our students. We take immense pride in their accomplishments and the joy they bring to audiences.

As a school, our focus is on providing a nurturing environment for our students to grow and shine. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening of theatre as our talented performers take the stage in Chicago: High School Edition. Experience the magic of youth, creativity, and the power of storytelling at Mercedes College’s annual school musical. Reserve your seats now and be part of this heartfelt celebration of the performing arts.

Ignite your passion for dance and experience the vibrant world of movement at Mercedes College. Our exceptional dance program offers a range of captivating opportunities for students to explore their creativity, develop technical skills, and showcase their talent.

Starting from Year 7 through 9, our dance elective classes provide a dynamic and enriching environment where students can delve into various dance styles, including contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, and ballet. Through these classes, students discover the joy of self-expression and cultivate their love for dance.

Our dedication to artform extends beyond the classroom. Each year, we celebrate the skill and creativity of our Dance students at the Annual House Arts Day. During this exciting event, student House Arts Leaders take the stage to choreograph and train their house members, culminating in the performance of energetic ten-minute dance routines.  The House Arts Day showcases the spirit, unity, and artistic expression of our students, creating a vibrant and memorable experience for the entire school community.

Discover the incredible world of Drama at Mercedes College, where our educational program fosters creativity and technical expertise. Our Drama program has a strong reputation, with many students achieving recognition on the ATAR top schools list in Drama. It’s a subject that holds great importance for our students, with Drama being commonly chosen as one of their top four subjects.

At Mercedes College, we witness the immense passion and love for Drama among our students. It’s a subject that captivates their hearts and minds, allowing them to explore their artistic abilities and develop valuable skills. Many of our graduates have continued their journey at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), studying acting, musical theatre, arts management, and stage management.

Our Performing Arts Centre (PAC) serves as a dynamic learning space, offering more than just acting opportunities. Students delve into non-acting roles in the theatre and gain hands-on experience operating the technology within the PAC. It’s not only a venue for performances but also a senior drama classroom, where students expand their knowledge and hone their craft. Additionally, we have dedicated classrooms for Year 8-9, where students learn about lighting, and a Year 7 studio classroom to foster creativity from an early age.

At Mercedes College, we believe in providing a well-rounded and immersive educational experience in Drama. Join us as we explore the art of storytelling, develop technical skills, and inspire a lifelong love for the theatrical arts.

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of media at Mercedes College’s state-of-the-art facilities. Our fully equipped radio station, run by students in the MCfm Radio Club, delivers vibrant broadcasts and musical entertainment during lunchtime.

Unleash your creativity in our AVID industry-standard editing suites, where you can enhance your production skills through the ICUMC film club. Showcasing your talent, the House Film Festival celebrates outstanding media student work and House Films, competing for the prestigious House Film Awards.

Year 11 and 12 media students enjoy a remarkable opportunity with an immersive trip to Queensland’s Bond University. Participate in intensive workshops, gain industry insights, and expand your media horizons.

For budding photographers, our photography club is the perfect platform to hone your skills and capture memorable moments of student life.

Mercedes College offers a vibrant environment for media enthusiasts, providing hands-on experiences and opportunities for self-expression.

Discover the distinguished Speech program at Mercedes College, where history intertwines with the art of public speaking. Our history proudly features Lionel Logue, a prominent figure in the field of speech therapy and a former teacher at our school when it was known as Our Lady’s College. You may recognise his name from the acclaimed movie ‘The King’s Speech,’ where his character was portrayed.

In collaboration with Oracy Australia, our Speech program harnesses this impressive legacy to empower students, nurturing their confidence and honing their public speaking abilities. Through engaging activities involving drama, poetry, and prose, students develop the ability to express themselves effectively, articulate their perspectives, and captivate their audience.

In Visual Arts, students have the opportunity to express their talents and engage in a range of innovative projects, both within the college community and beyond. These projects serve as a platform for students to celebrate and showcase their artistic abilities while contributing to the larger community.

The culmination of these artistic endeavors is our highly anticipated annual Art Exhibition. This showcase of our students’ incredible artwork invites the community to marvel at their creations and witness the depth of their talent. It is an occasion where our high achievers are recognised and celebrated, with awards presented by the Principal.

For senior students, Visual Arts is offered both as an ATAR and General subject. This provides a pathway for dedicated students to further explore their artistic passions, refine their skills, and deepen their understanding of the arts.

Join us in embracing the power of creativity and self-expression within the Mercedes College Arts program. Whether you’re a budding artist or simply eager to explore your artistic potential, our program offers a nurturing environment to unleash your imagination, ignite your passion, and showcase your unique artistic voice.

Mercedes College, where students from Years 7 to 12 immerse themselves in a vibrant Music program. Offering instrumental music tuition in a wide range of instruments, including orchestral and concert band instruments, piano, voice, percussion, and drum kit.

Our students actively participate in various ensembles such as Orchestra, Concert Band, Choral Groups, Percussion, String and Wind Ensembles, and chamber ensembles. They gain valuable performance experience through festivals, eisteddfods, and external examinations, boosting their confidence and fostering a sense of pride.

Witness the extraordinary talents of our musicians and voice students at the Annual Music Showcase, a highlight of our musical calendar. Additionally, the House Choir competition provides an inclusive platform for all our young women to showcase their vocal abilities and shine.

Music is an integral part of life at Mercedes College, nurturing creativity and fostering a deep appreciation for the arts. Join us in celebrating the transformative power of music, where students discover their passion, refine their skills, and create unforgettable musical memories.

Click here to read our Music Handbook.

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