The Arts encompass those artistic pursuits that express and communicate - through dance, drama, media, music and visual art - what it is to be human.
Through these five distinct art forms, we develop, share and pass on understandings of ourselves, our histories, our cultures and our worlds to future generations.
The Arts provide students with the knowledge, skills and understandings to express ideas, observations, experiences, values and beliefs.
Students use their creativity, imagination and senses as they develop, extend and enhance their understanding of arts practice through active inquiry, engagement and reflection, both individually and collaboratively.
The Queensland Arts curriculum is specified in the following documents:
The Australian Curriculum will replace the Queensland curriculum as it becomes available.
The Arts will be part of Phase 2 of the Australian Curriculum.
When the Australian Curriculum for the Arts is implemented, all five disciplines - dance, drama, music, media and visual art - will be included.
For more information visit the QSA website .
This page was last reviewed on 06 Dec 2010