The Arts

In The Arts learning area students develop creative skills, critical appreciation and knowledge of artistic techniques and technologies in dance, drama, media, music, visual arts and combinations of arts forms.

Although these forms may be used in interrelated ways, each has unique language, techniques and conventions.  Students develop creative ways of expressing themselves and develop a critical appreciation of their own works and those of others. They use their senses, perceptions, feelings, values and knowledge to communicate through the arts.  The Arts develop students’ sense of personal and cultural identity and equips them for lifelong involvement in and the appreciation of the arts.

Aesthetic understanding helps students to appreciate and critically respond to various arts experiences with enjoyment.  Arts practice involves the exploration and development of ideas and feelings through the use of a range of skills and knowledge of art techniques and processes. The arts provide a powerful means of expression and communication of life experiences and imagination.

For further information please visit the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website.