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GUESTS Program

 

Students in Year 12 School of Combined Performing Arts and School of Film and Television are offered the unique opportunity to participate in the Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) Program which is facilitated on the Sheldon College Campus. Through the GUESTS Program, motivated students can experience the challenge and excitement of university life by study a university course (subject) whilst still at high school.

Creative Arts at Sheldon College

This course is available to any OP eligible student who meets the GUESTS entry requirements. Students are required to submit samples of their work from Year 11 plus have the following academic results, a HA in a Year 11 Film and Media related subject, a HA in Year 11 English and passing grades in all other Authority subjects. All applicants must be able to use and have access to Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Maya.

Performance Arts at Sheldon College

This course is available to any OP eligible student who meets the GUESTS entry requirements; a HA in Year 11 Drama, a HA in Year 11 English and passing grades in all other Authority subjects.

For further details please refer to the Griffith University website: www.griffith.edu.au/guestsprogram.

For more information about the GUESTS Program at Sheldon College, please contact Senior Schooling on (07) 3206 5550 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Griffith University Partners with Sheldon College

In a first for South-East Queensland, Griffith University has delivered a GUESTS Early Entry program off campus for secondary students wishing to enter a Performing Arts and Film and TV related degrees.

High School students in the Redlands who have met the Griffith University entry requirements, have begun their university studies on the Sheldon College campus. Renowned Dramatist, author and Griffith University Professor Bruce Burton has been responsible for delivering the course Acting in Context to 14 highly skilled performing Arts students from all around the Redlands. 

Students who successfully complete their GUESTS course will be eligible to apply for a Guaranteed Offer of Entry into Arts related courses at Griffith University. Our very own Sheldon teacher Mr Murray James has been charged with the responsibility of delivering Digital Production I.

“We chose Sheldon College as the delivery point for the pilot program due to their state-of-the-art facilities. The College offers recording, sound and lighting studios, state of the art Film and Television Suites as well as a diversity of performances spaces”Professor Bruce Burton, Associate Professor, Griffith University
“This is a wonderful opportunity for educators in the Redlands to provide an outstanding opportunity to those students wishing to pursue a degree and career in Performing Arts. The opportunity of a guaranteed university entrance is very appealing.We are delighted to partner with Griffith University in the GUESTS Early Entry Program and to open up the comprehensive facilities of the College for this purpose”Mr Darren Harvey, Director, Australian School of the Arts

Local students wishing to access the GUESTS program are invited to contact Shirley Henderson on 07 3206 5550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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The Changing Face of Senior Education

The modern classroom is barely recognisable when compared with its one-dimensional predecessors. Global access at the touch of a button; multi-media learning channels, work experience, corporate partnerships and school-based traineeships are just a few examples of the opportunities that avail themselves to the 21st Century student. An education in 2010 has to keep pace with the world in which students live and in which they will, one day, forge a career.

One of the more recent evolutionary processes in education is the commencement of University study at school, before the student has even graduated. Previously, students have had to travel to Universities to benefit from programs that allow for the early commencement of credits towards a degree. Sheldon College brings a new angle to Griffith University’s GUESTS Early Entry program with Redlands students being able to access University subjects on-site at Sheldon College, rather than travelling to the University campus. Thanks to extensive industry experience and expertise, Mr Murray James, Sheldon College’s Media, Film and Television teacher, has been given the rare honour of being approved by Griffith University to deliver a University Media course to OP eligible students. The course, which is part of the Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production, will be delivered on the Sheldon Campus on a Wednesday afternoon, and is open to any student from across the Redlands, and beyond, who meets the Griffith University entry requirements (HA in Year 11 Film and Media related subject and HA in Year 11 English).

The tuition for the degree course is offered free-of-charge and high quality industry-standard equipment will be available for hire. The subject offered in Semester 1, 2010 is Digital Production 1. Students, who successfully complete their GUESTS course, are eligible to apply for a Guaranteed Offer of Entry into selected degree courses. The top three students, by academic results for Digital Production 1, will be offered a place in the Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production, South Bank. All other students will be automatically offered a guaranteed place in the Bachelor of Digital Media, Gold Coast. This advanced course goes beyond the scope and depth of what is considered senior secondary school and provides credit towards a student’s Queensland Certificate of Education.

“The career journey begins at College, not the day our graduates leave College. The sooner our Seniors can work towards their chosen career paths – whether via further education or work experience - the better.” Director of Senior Schooling, Mrs Diane Vandermeer

The Founder and Principal of Sheldon College, Dr Lyn Bishop, is a strong advocate for providing every opportunity possible for young people, as they traverse the final years of Senior Schooling into their chosen career paths. “Our ability to offer University subjects to Year 12 students, including the GUESTS participants from other schools in the region, is an exciting development in meeting the needs of our aspiring young people in the Redlands. It is also testament to the quality of our teachers to meet the standards required to deliver a University subject.”

Local students wishing to access the GUESTS program are invited to contact Shirley Henderson on 07 3206 5550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

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Welcome to ASTA

The Australian School of The Arts (ASTA) is a state-of-the art program that includes the ASTA Academy and the audition based ‘Professionals’ Arts Excellence program. ASTA caters for students in Prep to Year 12 across all facets of Arts Education, including Music, Visual Art, Drama, Dance, Voice, Film and Television and Musical Theatre at Sheldon College. The ASTA program has over 1000 students enrolled across all of these facets of the Arts.

The ASTA Academy program provides co-curricular tuition in Dance, Drama and Visual Art. The Dance Academy offers tuition for students in Prep to Year 12. Students learn a range of dance styles whilst developing coordination, strength and confidence. The Drama Academy offers Semester based tuition to students in Prep to Year 8 including the ‘Pre-Professionals’ program. These audition-based classes allow talented Year 7 and 8 students to excel in Drama. Students have a choice of studying Musical Theatre or Acting. The Visual Art Academy at Sheldon College offers an exciting, encouraging and supportive environment for students in Years 2 to 8 to explore their artistic and creative talents with new mediums and techniques.

For our Year 9 to 12 students, we also offer a Theatresports program. Theatresports is a system of improvised drama and comedy games, and players have regular opportunities to perform in class, at College, and against other schools in annual Qld Youth Theatresports Challenge.

The ASTA Professionals Program is an audition based excellence course that provides an unparalleled Arts education for talented senior Students in Year 9 to 12 and value adds to the current Arts subjects offered at Sheldon College. Our ‘Professionals’ program provides students with the unique opportunity to marry their love for and talent in the Arts with a regular Academic program, which will still qualify them for an Overall Position (OP).

Griffith University is currently delivering a GUESTS Early Entry Program on the Sheldon College Campus for secondary students wishing to enter a Performing Arts or Film and TV related degree. High School students in the Redlands who have met the Griffith University entry requirements have begun their University studies on the Sheldon College campus. Renowned Dramatist, Author and Griffith University Professor Bruce Burton has been delivering the course ‘Introduction to Performance Skills’, whilst Sheldon College FTV expert, Mr Murray James has been delivering the course ‘Digital Production I’ also to students from all around the Redlands.

If you are interested in the Australian School of the Arts at Sheldon College, please contact the Arts Administrator on (07) 3206 5594 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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