Yunupingu Faculty is for those students interested in the arts and creative industries who are creative, visual and enjoy performance-based works. The faculty provides those senior students (Years 10 - 12) seeking an academic pathway for tertiary studies (ATAR) after completing year 12 or entry to the workforce.
Future Careers, Professions and Industries
On graduation, students have proceeded to either work or study across a broad range of disciplines in the creative industries space from film and animation, dance and drama, communication and public relations to the visual and fine arts.
Hear from 2018 alumni, Keeley as she shares her Kimberley College student days and career as a Producer and On Call Editor at Channel 9 after completing a degree in Film, Screen and New Media.
Yunupingu students have the opportunity to attend the annual Melbourne Senior Arts Trip which includes visits to the theatre, local universities, art galleries, The Arts Center, and the Melbourne Theatre Company during this five-day trip. Students are able to experience firsthand what the arts industry has to offer and potential career opportunities.
Yunupingu is named after Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (1971 - 2017).
Yunupingu was an award-winning musician, singer and songwriter of the Yolŋu peoples. A multi-instrumentalist, he played drums, keyboards, guitar and didgeridoo. He was formerly a member of Yothu Yindi and later of Saltwater Band. His solo career brought him wider acclaim and he was the most commercially successful Aboriginal Australian musician at the time of his death. As of 2020, it is estimated that Yunupingu has sold half a million records globally.