The Arts

Prahran High School allows students the chance to express themselves in a variety of dynamic, creative ways. We are truly a school which embraces the beauty of the Arts in myriad forms and styles.

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Students learn new skills in a broad range of fields, including visual art, music, drama, dance and more.

In Year 7 and 8 students study Art, Design and Innovation. This subject focuses on traditional visual arts, such as painting, drawing and sculpture and incorporates modern technology such as 3D design software and laser cutting. Students also study a rich Performing Arts curriculum, studying Music and Drama for one semester in both years. Students learn in bespoke Performing Arts facilities where they will unpack relevant theories, historical and contemporary perspectives and have many and varied opportunities to perform.

Coupled with the classroom music program is a dynamic instrumental and ensemble music program which students and families enrol in by choice and interest. We are currently teaching guitar, drums, piano and a significant vocal and choir program.

Then, in Year 9, students can access a range of Specialisations within the Arts. This is a major aspect of our IMPACT9 curriculum and reflects community expectations of Prahran High School being a school which truly embraces the arts, in all forms. Fashion design, contemporary music production, theatre studies and architectural design are all options for IMPACT9 students.

2021 School Production - The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Prahran High School’s first ever production, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon is coming to you in Term 2. The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as four narrators and a cast of actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands.


A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun. With a cast of 32 students from Years 7 and 8, the play will be performed here at Prahran High School in the Performing Arts Atrium on the 3, 4 and 5 June 2021.  Mark the dates in your calendar now – tickets will go on sale in Term 2.

We are deeply committed to The Arts and believe that the benefits of students engaging in an outstanding program of Arts education are far-reaching and essential preparation for success in their world.