Welcome to Creative Arts, Years 7-12
Welcome to Creative Arts curriculum for Secondary Education in the NSW Department of Education and Communities. This site supports teachers of dance, drama, music and visual arts in NSW public schools for Years 7-12.
For curriculum advice about Creative Arts subjects in NSW secondary schools, please contact Rach Kirsten, Creative Arts Advisor for Secondary Education.
The Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation to Year 10 is not available for implementation in NSW at this time.
Teachers of all Creative Arts subjects in Years 7-10 will continue to implement current approved NSW syllabuses.
More information about the curriculum, consultation reports, NSW responses and background reading about the development of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation to Year 10 can be found here.
The importance of arts education
Listen to leading Australian artists share their thoughts about the importance of arts education.
From left to right:
Brendan Cowell Actor, playwright, director
Meryl Tankard Choreographer
Janet Lawrence Artist
Chris Taylor Political satirist
Elena Kats-Chernin Composer
Liz Ann MacGregor Artistic director
Stephen Page Artistic director
Stelios Arcadiou Performance artist
Hossein Valamanesh Artistic director
Kim Walker Executive director
Techa Noble Performer
Nigel Butterly Composer
Peter Sculthorpe Composer
Matthew Doyle Composer, performer
Alana Valentine Playwright
Marion Potts Director