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​By engaging in, and reflecting on, arts activities, students develop skills and abilities to use processes that contribute to their physical, cognitive, emotional, aesthetic, cultural, social, moral and spiritual development. They learn to think critically as they analyse and critique arts works and identify the influence of contexts.

Global aims

In each of the arts disciplines, students focus on the use of their senses. Students develop breadth and depth in a range of learning styles and modes of thinking.  They learn to convey ideas and feelings using appropriate forms, symbols systems and processes. The Queensland school curriculum is designed to assist students to become lifelong learners.

The arts are significant aspects of everyday life. People interact with them regularly as individuals and as members of communities. The arts influence decisions and choices made every day about such things as our clothing and appearance, our natural and built surroundings, music, television programs and movies.

Course organisation

Art subjects offered Nerang State High are:

Year 8 and 9


Year 10, 11 and 12

Authority art (for university and TAFE entry requirements)

Certificate 1 in Creative industries

Multi arts (Digital imaging and photography)

Design (Commercial and graphic visual design)

Studio arts (Practical studio practice)