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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Physical and Personal Development in the Arts

Physical and Personal Development in the Arts is one of the specialized subjects under the arts and design career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • The Artists’ Anatomy: The Body as the Instrument
    • The Skeletal System
      • The posture and the spine
    • The Tissues of the body
      • The joints and muscles
    • The Integumentary System
      • The skin
    • The Organs
  • Health in the Arts
    • The body structure and possible problems
    • Injuries related to the arts
    • Hazards in the arts
    • Research on the causes and prevention of industry-related injuries
    • Personal and industrial hygiene
    • Healthy diet
    • First aid and emergency response procedures
  • Body condition exercises in the creative work environment
    • Body warm-ups
    • Vocal warm-ups
    • Exercises that prevent injuries in the performing and visual arts
    • Creative mental exercises for the artist
  • The Professional
    • Basic profile (e.g. weight, height, hair color, eye color, age)
    • Resume writing
    • Skills inventory (e.g.dancing, acting, painting, etc)
    • Market research (where to find work,e.g. children’s theater, museums, parks)
  • The Professional Working Environment
    • Physical factors in the working environment
    • Risk assessment in work activities
    • Workspace safety and hazard control

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Demonstrating different warm-ups and exercises for the performing arts
  • Demonstrating exercises that are used to prevent injury and encourage professional longevity
  • Producing a working resume draft that contains his/her basic profile and skills
  • Researching and writing a report on the local and international market conditions related to a specific art form
  • Assessing the safety and security of a particular creative work environment
  • Designing a hypothetical creative workplace that is hygienic and free of hazardous materials

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the arts and design career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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