Saint Kentigern College believes in a balanced education with co-curricular activity being integral to a young person’s development. We provide a wide range of opportunities in the Arts for students to discover their potential, explore their interests and strive for excellence in their activity of choice. The Arts programme is well established and continues to grow in strength and popularity each year as new opportunities are provided for students to share their many talents.
The College is well-resourced to support these endeavours with purpose built facilities and specialist staff providing the launching pad for student success in the Arts.
The Music Centre provides superb facilities for individual and group practice as well as a performance auditorium for our extensive choral and instrumental programmes. Specialist music teachers offer individual tuition and we strongly encourage our students to explore and develop skills and talents in musical performance.
An unusual and appealing feature of the College music programme is the Saint Kentigern Pipes and Drums. The band is a vital part of many events in the College calendar and forms one of Saint Kentigern’s strongest and proudest traditions.
Three major dramatic/musical productions are staged each year. One has a focus on dramatic performance whilst the other two are separate Middle and Senior School musical productions. Our performance venue, Elliot Hall, has professional sound and lighting equipment along with purpose built drama studios.
With a dedicated studio in the Sports Centre, dance has flourished at the College. Our dance students take the leadership in student-led productions each year, such as Stage Challenge and JRock, resulting in award winning performances, and the more recent Dance Showcase initiative.
Our Arts and Technology Centre is purpose built for the Visual Arts along with other subjects such as Photography and Fashion Design. Recent years have seen these students project themselves into WOWee, the ‘Wee’ World of Wearable Arts with very favourable results, including an overall best in show.
Our Media Studies programme also crosses over to the Arts with the annual film evening ‘The Kents,’ run along similar lines to the Oscars. This is a showcase evening for the Media Studies film productions that brings artistic direction, filming and acting talent to the fore in yet another medium.
For those not so keen on the limelight but wishing to be involved, there are plenty of roles to play in lighting, sound, backstage, set construction, costuming, makeup and front of house.
Students who study the Arts at a senior level are well placed to go on to contribute their vision, abilities and creative energies not only to arts initiatives but also to industry, as companies seek creative solutions to ensure their place in a competitive world.