Arts Subject Brief
The arts are a universal form of human expression and a unique way of knowing that engage us in effective,
imaginative and productive activities. Learning through the arts helps us to explore, shape and communicate
our sense of identity and individuality.
A focus on the individual enhances our self-confidence, resilience and
adaptability. It encourages our sense of belonging and community through the recognition of identities.
During adolescence, the arts provide an opportunity for age-appropriate and holistic development of the
social, emotional, intellectual and personal intelligences of the student