Gifted and Talented Programs

Our Secondary Selective Entrance Gifted and Talented Arts Programs in ballet, contemporary dance, drama, media arts, music, music theatre and visual arts provide your child with the opportunity to excel in their area of talent.

“Creativity is essential to the health and vibrancy of a community. The Arts is an instrument for capturing the creativity in all of us. Students at John Curtin are privileged to be immersed in such a creative, vibrant environment.” Judy Hendrickse, Dean of the Arts

Your child has the opportunity to participate in performances, exhibitions, concerts and other extra curricular activities, working closely with industry professional artists, technicians, directors, choreographers, musicians and composers.

A unique feature of the Gifted and Talented Arts Programs is Enrichment, which provides students with the opportunity to work with a range of peers from other Arts programs. This important college program is designed to reinforce the holistic and evolving nature of the Arts, highlighting students’ Gifted and Talented disciplines and how they are influenced by other art forms.

Applications are now closed for 2023.


 “I felt safe, challenged and supported at school. John Curtin helped provide me with the tools necessary to begin my journey into a professional career in the arts, but more importantly it provided me with the tools necessary to begin my journey into adulthood and being myself.” Actor, dancer and singer John O’Hara, 1997 graduate

 “If it weren’t for John Curtin College of the Arts I wouldn’t be the person I am today. The people at that school embrace you for who you are, push you to strive for the best and give you the tools you need to prepare yourself for the ‘real’ world. I have the fondest memories of performing at John Curtin and I feel so grateful to have been given the opportunities the school gave me to be the best all round performer I can be.” Country singer, Chelsea Basham, 2007 graduate

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