The Arts

This page contains information to assist with the teaching of courses in The Arts learning area.

Resources available to support the implementation of courses for senior secondary courses are shown in the dropdown menu below for each course. Resources available to support the implementation of Australian Curriculum in DECYP schools can be accessed from the Teaching and Learning Centre (DECYP Teachers). 

An online space has been established to provide an opportunity for teachers to collaborate, share resources and ideas. Instructions on how to join can be found on the Communities of Practice page. 

Years 9-12 Learning can be contacted via email at years9-12learning@decyp.tas.gov.au

Course Development

A Learning Area Advisory Group and Critical Friends form part of the advisory and consultation structure for course development. Teachers and the wider educational community are key partners in course development.  

The Learning Area Overview includes the current course offerings and a staged process of replacing or creating new courses.  

For more information visit the Planned Course Provision page

Course Development Status

More detail about each phase of the course development process is available.  

Course Development Phase Courses 
Course Development Phase   
Course Concept   
Course Plan Development   
Course Skeleton and Line of Sight Drama 2 
Drama 3 
Acting Studio 3 
Draft Course Document  
Public Consultation 1  
Formal Review and Feedback  
Public Consultation 2  
Submission for Accreditation  
Review of Accreditation Submission 
TASC Accreditation Advisory Group (AAG)  
Accreditation Decision Arts 1 (new for 2023) 
Contemporary Music and Songwriting 2 (new for 2023) 
Contemporary Art Practice 2 (new for 2024) 
Contemporary Art Practice 3 (new for 2024)  
Dance 2 (new for 2024) 
Dance 3 (new for 2024)
Visual Art 2 (new for 2023) 
Visual Art 3 (new for 2023) 

Updated course accreditation information can be found on the TASC website.

Resources

Information to support the delivery of courses currently accredited by TASC can be found below. 

Arts (ART115123) – New in 2023 

Art Studio Practice (ART315214) 

Contemporary Art Practice (CAP215124) – New in 2024

Contemporary Art Practice (CAP315124) – New in 2024

Contemporary Music and Songwriting (CMS215123) – New in 2023 

Dance (DNC215124) – New in 2024 

Dance (DNC315124) – New in 2024 

Drama Foundations (SDS215117) 

Drama (SDD315120)  

Media Production Foundations (MED215117) 

Media Production (MED315117) 

Music (MSM315120)

A course renewal application has been submitted for this course. 

Music Ensemble (MSM205120)  

The course document is available on the TASC website

Music Studies (MSS215120)  

Music Technology Projects – Foundations (AUD215120)

Musical Theatre (MUT215120)  

Preliminary Arts (Stages 1-4) 

Technical Theatre Production (SDT215120)  

Theatre Performance (SDP315120)  

Visual Art (ART215123) – New in 2023 

Visual Art (ART315123) – New in 2023 

Professional Learning 

Current professional learning opportunities provided by Years 9-12 Learning can be found on the Professional Learning page.