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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.  Learning in Visual Arts involves students making and responding to artworks, drawing on the world as a source of ideas. Students engage with and develop knowledge of visual arts, skills, techniques and processes, and use materials as they explore a range of forms, styles and contexts.

Through Visual Arts, students learn to reflect critically on their own experiences and responses to the work of artists, craftspeople and designers and to develop their own arts’ knowledge. They learn, with growing sophistication, to express and communicate experiences through and about visual arts.

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 Visual Arts the four strands are Explore and Express Ideas, Practices, Present and Perform, and Respond and Interpret.

To view the Arts curriculum, please visit the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.

Presentation

A powerpoint presentation outlining the key components of the Visual Arts curriculum is available:

Introducing Visual Arts (pptx - 313.62kb)

Contact us

Kathy Hendy-Eckers, Curriculum Manager
hendy-ekers.kathryn.l@edumail.vic.gov.au
(03) 9032 1697