Arts is an integral part of a child’s life at King’s College India. Each student can take part in a range of activities related to drama, music, dance and art. We help them identify their hidden talents and hone it further so that they can excel in all the fields.
Drama at King’s College India is a thriving part of the curriculum and extra-curricular programme. All students study drama in Junior and Senior school. Some students can even opt for IGCSE Drama in which students do not just study acting, but learn about the history of the theatre, study some of the great plays and directors.
They also learn about how a theatre works and all the different aspects of putting together a production.
As drama is primarily a practical subject, the majority of the learning comes through getting up on your feet and the act of doing. Our dedicated “Black Box” space provides a perfect drama space in which to develop skills and present to audiences.
The study of Music is an important part of our curriculum. Research has proven some amazing benefits that impact on brain development, that include improved information recall, lowers stress, increases happiness, raises IQ and academic performance. We offer Music throughout the school with students choosing IGCSE Music in year 10.
In addition to weekly class music lessons, many students choose to learn individual instruments with our specialist teachers or Director of Music.
These include classical and electric and bass guitar, piano/keyboards, saxophone, flute, clarinet, drums and traditional Indian instruments including sitar, tabla and harmonium. In the near future, we intend to expand to strings and aspire to becoming an Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examination centre.
Art & Design
Art and Design at King’s College India stimulates creativity and imagination. Lessons provide visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Art classes are available throughout our school and can be studied at IGCSE level and beyond. The IGCSE Art & Design syllabus aims to encourage a personal response by stimulating imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability.
In their weekly lessons, students learn to use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. They explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. We also have an Artist in residence who helps build Art into our community and initiates Art projects.
King’s College India has always enjoyed huge successes in the performing arts. Our concerts provide both small and large ensemble music alongside solos, and our choir goes from strength to strength. All our yearly shows are fully staged with lighting, costume, music and dance numbers, adding that extra bit of sparkle.
We produce performing arts showcases which offer speech and drama, dance and choreography. Dance students will learn to choreograph, perform and appreciate dance as an art form. This holistic engagement with dance informs their development as creative and artistic individuals, and broadens their aesthetic, social and cultural experience. As well as performing themselves, students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of live professional performances.
Design & Technology
We have excellent equipment facilities which allow our students to manufacture a huge range of projects, and we are always looking to acquire new equipment and processes whenever the opportunity arises.
We also have an extensive suite of computers which students use to research, design and present their work.
These in turn are linked to our CNC equipment which pupils then use to model and realise their design solutions. Although we are a forward-thinking department, we pride ourselves on maintaining traditional skills and quality making throughout our project work