The Arts

Building confidence through the expression of the creative mind.

The Arts is a discipline for expression, teamwork, dedication and for building confidence.

The arts enriches the experience of studying at school. Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence, expanding the knowledge of culture and its impacts and representations around us. Students at Byford Secondary College have the opportunity to study in the five Arts contexts of Music, Visual Art, Dance, Drama and Media.


Considerable opportunities for student participation in extra-curricular arts events are made available throughout the school year.

Arts Extension clubs in Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts at lunchtimes and after school, various external visual art exhibitions and showcase events, arts performances external to the College such as Yo Fest, external competitions such as South of the Swan Dance Festival and Whole School Musical productions. In addition to these events The Arts run a vibrant integrated enrichment program with artists in residence programs and extra-curricular workshop opportunities for our students to engage in the arts in meaningful and exciting learning experiences through trips to see industry standard professionals at the State Theatre Centre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, CO3 Dance Company, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Students each year are also involved in Arts Production activities for our celebrations of NAIDOC week and Harmony week in the College with special events running to support students to enrich their understanding of Arts in the wider community.