Aesthetics Craft & Technology

Mission

Photo Gallery

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Photo Album (Art)
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Photo Album (D&T)
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Photo Album (FNN)
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Photo Album (Music)

Introduction

Aesthetics, Craft and Technology (ACT) Department offers coursework where the students are first grounded in their respective discipline basics before embarking on theme-related projects to realize their potential in product designing, visual art creating, healthy and balanced meals making and music composing.

Integrated ACT Projects

The ACT department teachers seek to infuse I&E skillsets and mindset in their subjects for Crestians in their lower secondary years. The strategy is to adopt an inter-disciplinary approach for ACT subjects via a common thematic framework for students to learn in the constructivist way.

For Secondary One, the students will examine elements of art and re-interpret the traditional art forms into contemporary form and vice versa. In addition, they will learn the skill of communicating their ideas via doodling and sketching and eventually levelling up to 3D rendering. In addition, they explore the food system, from its origins to the market, focusing on nutrition and consumer issues.

For Secondary Two, the students will seek business opportunities relating to the upcoming Singapore attraction - River Safari. In Design & Technology, they will learn to apply their design sketching skills to realise innovative flat packed souvenir. Then they will continue to design healthy set meals for intended users such as kids and elderly for the park’s restaurant. Furthermore they will design mascots based on inspirations from immersing themselves in the contextual environment. 

Enhance Learning via ICT

ICT tools are harnessed to excite our ICT savvy Crestians and more importantly, enhance the teaching and learning of coursework-based subjects as follow:

Art:Digital Art Works with Photoshop
D&T: SolidWorks on Tablet PCs for CAD and 3D Rendering 
D&T: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on Tablet PCs
F&N: HPB Food Recipe Analyser
Music:Song Arrangement and Composing in iMac Lab


As a culmination of the entire coursework, selected projects will be highlighted for participation in competitions such as:
D&T Awards 
Toy Design Competition
iChef Competition
Ice Cream Making Competition
Art Poster Design Competition
Creative Logo Design Competition
SYF Music Competition

Comprehensive Music Programme

As the music satellite for the East Zone Centre of Excellence for Creative Arts, the school conducts activities for students such as the East Zone Music Competition, East Zone ‘O’ Level Music Camp, East Zone N(T) Music Workshop and East Zone N(T) Music Workshop and 'O' level Music classes.
  
The school has in place a comprehensive unique Primary and Lower Sec Music Syllabus for all lower Secondary students, where the students learn basic keyboard and guitar skills (NYAA), xylophone ensemble skills
songwriting and music sequencing skills. 


Opportunities are given to selected upper secondary students from Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) to take Music or Higher Music for the national examination. For the Upper Secondary students taking Music and Art as an examinable subject, they will attend school-selected performances and/or learning journey to relevant art exhibition.