The Arts Faculty of St James College offers a broad and exciting curriculum across Years 7 – 10. Throughout the junior years, both Visual and Performing Arts operate as a core subjects across one semester for each subject. These subjects allow students to gain fundamental knowledge in the areas of Art, Drama, Music and Visual Communication.


The elective stream at Years 9 & 10 provides students with the opportunity to study the following subjects:
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Media
  • Music
  • Visual Communication Architectural Design
  • Visual Communication Product Design
Each of these subjects has a strong focus on Contemporary Art practices, and works towards preparing our students with skills and techniques required for VCE in the aforementioned subjects.

As a Faculty we have a strong commitment to guiding and encouraging all students to fully immerse themselves in the creative process and continually challenge themselves in a safe and respectful environment. This is achieved both through classroom teaching and the extensive extra curricula activities they can involve themselves in, such as.
  • Art Club
  • Kingston City Arts Blitz
  • SIS Art & Technology Exhibition
  • Catholic Education Melbourne Art Exhibit
  • St James College Production
  • Mentone Girls Grammar Production
  • Joint Production with OLSH College
  • SIS Theatre Sports
  • Melbourne Improv Theatre Sports
  • City of Glen Eira - Battle of the Bands
  • SIS Big Night
  • And many more.