Queensland Academy for Creative Industries
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|Queensland Academy for Creative Industries|
Latin: Volamos Juntos
|Brisbane, QLD, Australia|
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The Queensland Academy for Creative Industries (QACI) is a selective high school in Queensland, Australia which offers the IB Diploma Programme. The school aims to provide a platform for students intending to pursue careers in the fields of film and television, music, visual art, and the performing arts. Students are selected through a process of testing, interviews and auditions to ensure that they are suited to the demands of the academy.
The creation of the Queensland Academies was announced by Premier Peter Beattie on 17 April 2005 as part of the Queensland Government's Smart State Strategy - a policy designed to foster knowledge, creativity and innovation within the state. The Queensland Academy for Creative Industries subsequently opened in 2007 in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology.
All students who enter the school are required to obtain a laptop for use in their classes, and subsequently the majority of the work conducted is able to be completed digitally utilising software such as the Adobe Creative Suite. Additionally, classrooms contain interactive whiteboards and the entire campus features wireless internet access.
Because of the selective nature of student entry, the two-year International Baccalaureate courses studied at the school is fast-tracked. Year 10 students at the Academy study an accelerated version of the IB Middle Years Program and begin their Year 11 education in Term 4. Additionally, Business and Management, and Environmental Systems and Societies are able to be anticipated by Year 11 students, allowing them to complete the normal two-year course in one-year. This is intended to allows students more time to complete other requirements of the International Baccalaureate program and focus on their selected art subject.
The Queensland Academy for Creative Industries seeks to build partnerships with leading artistic leaders and organizations. The Academy currently is the Brisbane base for NIDA workshops and lessons. The Carbon Copies program is run with Carbon Media in which students are able to take on multi-media roles under the guidance of people in the industry. The theatre and gallery spaces are commonly used by world renowned artists and performers to exhibit their work, intended to expose students to the potential of their art subject.