The subjects in the arts allow a high degree of adaptability to different cultural contexts. The emphasis is on creativity in the context of disciplined, practical research into the relevant genres.
In addition, each subject is designed to:
- Foster critical, reflective and informed practice
- Help students understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts
- Explore the diversity of arts across time, place and cultures,
- Express themselves with confidence and competence.
All these are practical subjects that encourage discovery through experimentation, the taking of risks and the presentation of ideas to others. It results in the development of subject areas and life skills; the building of confidence, creativity and working collaboratively. Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.