Art, Music and Drama
At TECx, students will enjoy innovative art, music and drama programs that not only inspire learning but also creativity. Collaborating with experts from around the World with deep expertise in innovation allows TECx to offer programs that are enjoyable and immersive both in the classroom and beyond and to develop individual and team skills.
The importance of the Arts in education is significant to the overall learning process. Whether children have the opportunity to perform in theatre productions or help out behind the scenes, studying Drama and Performing Arts not only engages with the creative side of the brain, it also provides an ideal balance in students’ patterns of study.
It’s easy for children to become swamped in a sea of theory, which is why subjects that offer practical learning are essential.
Achieving a balanced education is just one of the many benefits of studying the Arts:
- Students gain important life skills as they learn the value of critical feedback, both positive and constructive.
- Students have the opportunity to celebrate the richness and depth of human expression in all of its forms. Through creative expression students learn to comprehend our world from a bigger perspective. They are better equipped to navigate the challenges they might face upon graduating from secondary education. .
- Drama and the performing arts allow an avenue to develop cognitive abilities that complement study in other topics and disciplines. For example, drama students learn to approach situations in an array of different manners which can help to develop creative thinking and new study techniques. Further, it builds confidence which benefits communications skills. The talent students discover through the Arts can form habits which transcend all areas of their lives. .
- Communication between peers is accelerated as students are exposed to group activities. This experience also provides an opportunity for students to display cultural leadership qualities.
- Many students find their ‘voice’ while studying the Arts. They may discover they are natural problem solvers or leaders. Creative expression is a great way to build self-confidence and can be particularly beneficial for introverted and reserved children.
- The Arts can also be a source of solitude – a place where a student is able to shut out their surrounds and immerse themselves in a creative environment. This process allows the imagination to thrive, aiding internal exploration. It’s a natural precursor to a well-developed sense of self.
- The Arts act as an agent through which a variety of emotions can be learned, rehearsed and practiced. Adolescents can find it difficult to express their emotions and so the Arts provides a great outlet for students to explore a wide range of feelings including delight, anger and unhappiness. This experience can define a child’s growing sense of independence and interdependence.