Music, Dance and Drama are offered as elective subjects by specialist teachers at Gleeson College from Years 7-12. Studying specialist subjects in a classroom environment allows students to gain valuable theoretical knowledge and hone their skills in their chosen area of performance. Students have the ability to continue their studies in SACE Stage 1 and 2 through specific streams such as Music, Dance and Drama or combining disciplines via way of studying Stage 1 or 2 'Creative Arts'. Many Gleeson College graduates have been successful in gaining entry into tertiary institutions specialising in the performing arts around Australia.
Gleeson offers a wide range of extra-curricular ensembles in the areas of Music, Dance and Drama such as Concert Band, Stage Band, Choirs, Rock Band, Liturgical Band, Dance and Drama Clubs. All performing arts students are given many opportunities to display their creative talents in various concerts and roadshows throughout the year. Opportunities include; Generations in Jazz Trip to Mount Gambier, Melbourne Creative Arts Trip, Balaklava Eisteddfod, Adelaide Choral Eisteddfod, ABODA Band Festival, School Aerobics Competition Dance Section, local primary school workshops and primary schools' gala days. Every second year, the College puts on a school musical which brings together students from all year levels and across all three performing arts disciplines (Music, Dance and Drama). The resulting performances are an outstanding display of talent and creativity. Gleeson College musicals constantly receive rave reviews from audiences who are amazed by the standard of professionalism shown by our students and staff. Scholarships for Instrumental Music Tuition are also available via application process