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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Welcome to Creative Arts, Years 7-12

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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 NSW context and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation to Year 10

Australian Curriculum: The Arts in NSW

Current status

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.

Further reading

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

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
Janet Lawrence
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
Nigel Butterly
Peter Sculthorpe Composer
Matthew Doyle
Composer, performer
Alana Valentine
Marion Potts

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