John Curtin College of the Arts lies on the traditional country of the Wadjak people. The site of our school on this hill in Fremantle (Walyalup) sits has always been a place of ceremonies, significant cultural practices and trading.
Our exceptional and professional facilities enable students to experience diverse artistic and performance opportunities. The College’s newest developments will continue to expand facilities to keep pace with the needs of modern education.
When touring the school, we’re pleased to show how even our oldest building is now the site of our modern Design and Technology (D&T) department. From the manual arts workshops of old, now students from Visual Arts and D&T have access to advanced machines for realising their projects – from automatic routers, laser and plasma cutters to our newest industrial vinyl printer.
It’s not just equipment, but the living culture of the College that keeps our existing spaces evolving.
In our A-block, students could often overhear the lunchtime practice sessions of student bands- which lead to the A-block quad becoming a space for regular performances by student musicians. Our VET students and Theatre staff join hands with our music staff and music students, creating weekly shows that the whole school can look forward to.
When our new music complex is finished, the practice rooms will leave A-block, but the lunchtime performances will remain forever.
This is the story of JCCA, where the creations and aspirations of our students define our spaces just as much as any floor plan or photograph, where ideas are realised with equipment and expertise and where the lesson is just the beginning.
We are proud to continue the story on this hill in Walyalup.