Glossary (Version 8.4)

Combination of proficiencies in control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and coordination in an art form that develop with practice:

In Dance, proficiencies developed through the acquisition of appropriate strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance in the performance of body actions, locomotor and non-locomotor movements, and developed with practice to perform in specific dance styles.

In Music, proficiencies developed with practice in order to sing or play instruments.

In Dance, the acquisition and execution of dance skills within a given dance style or genre.

In Drama, techniques include ways of using voice and movement to create role and dramatic action; also techniques in lighting, sound, set building and painting, costume making, and make-up.

In Music, the capacity to control a voice or instrument in order to produce a desired sound.

In Visual Arts, the manner of making or skills used in making an artwork.

The tools and equipment that can be materials for making and responding. One of the five key concepts in Media Arts.

In Music, the particular characteristics of a sound.

In Visual Arts, the lightness or darkness of a colour (value).

In Drama, a sense of anticipation or conflict within characters or character relationships, or problems, surprise and mystery in stories and ideas to propel dramatic action and create audience engagement.

In Music, The layers of sound in a musical work and the relationship between them.

In Music, the particular tone, colour or quality that distinguishes a sound or combinations of sounds.

In Dance, time refers to how long a dance takes, including metre, tempo, momentum, accent, duration, phrasing, rhythmic patterns, stillness and beat.

In Drama, the fictional time in the narrative or setting; timing of one moment to the next contributing to the tension and rhythm of dramatic action.

In Media Arts, the order, duration and depiction of ideas and events.

In Drama, tone of voice.