The Arts department includes:
- Performing Arts
Hartsdown students have had significant success in the arts with students from the school performing in Byker Grove and students winning awards in photography and other arts. Many students go on to study Arts at University.
The department is well resourced with a wealth of opportunities to explore all aspects of Art & Design including Printmaking, Oil painting, Photography and Computer Aided Design. There are 2 dedicated Art classrooms all with interactive whiteboards. There is a wide range of practical resources for use in the classroom environment.
The department is fortunate to have a brand new music room with multiple practice rooms and a MAC suite this allows students to explore a range of instruments as well as exploring the technical side of music.
Performing Arts and Dance
The school has a new Dance studio allowing students to develop their dance skills. Students also have incredible opportunities to perform both in school and at our annual performances at the Wintergarden.
Hartsdown is famous for it’s annual performances which often involve local primary schools.
Hartsdown works with local and national artists to give students opportunities to develop their skills. This has included art installations at the Turner gallery and being part of an art installation with Tracey Emin and other artists.
Hartsdown has a range of Art clubs including photography, art, drama, dance, performing arts and more.
As well as running our own competitions we have had considerable success in national art competitions including UCA’s annual competition.
“Photography at Hartsdown is brilliant. I have been able to improve my skills and am intending to study photography at University.”
“Art is my favourite subject I really like using the Macs .”
“Performing Arts helps you to express yourself and build confidence.”
I have really enjoyed Media Studies at Hartsdown and am hoping to study Art at a top university .”