The Arts Learning Area encompasses the Visual Arts (Art and Design) and the Performing Arts (Drama and Music). Research show that the study of these subjects aid students' intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual and social development through the exploration of human expression in different social and cultural contexts.
Learning programs are structured to enable progressive skill development as students move up through the Middle School, with differentiation of outcomes to enable individual expression and personal development. Project work provides students with a record of process and instills students with a sense of achievement that can be celebrated through presentations of resolved artworks and performances.
At senior level the Arts courses become more specialist and rigorous with students working towards individual excellence within their chosen area. The Stage 1 and 2 courses, whilst structured towards common assessment criteria, enable students a degree of flexibility to tailor their own project work towards individual strengths and interests within each subject.