Introducing the curriculum
The Victorian Curriculum Arts includes six disciplines: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. Each Arts discipline in the Victorian Curriculum has content descriptions and achievement standards, focusing on its own practices, terminology and unique ways of looking at the world. This structural design is quite different to the AusVELS Arts curriculum that provides one standard to be applied to all disciplines.
The inclusion of the Visual Communication Design Levels 7–10 reflects a particular Victorian approach to the Arts; ensuring students have the necessary content and skills to pursue further study in this discipline in senior secondary years.
The Victorian Curriculum Arts is based on two overarching principles, students learn as artist and as audience, and through making and responding. A four strand structure has been applied to each of the Arts disciplines. For Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts the four strands are Explore and Express Ideas, Practices, Present and Perform, and Respond and Interpret. For Media Arts and Visual Communication Design, the four strands are Explore and Represent Ideas, Practices, Present and Perform, and Respond and Interpret.
To view the Arts curriculum, please visit the
Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.
A powerpoint presentation outlining the key components of the Music curriculum is available:
Introducing Music (pptx - 313.39kb)
Helen Champion, Curriculum Manager
(03) 9032 1723