Schools need to develop a balanced school curriculum so as to provide an all-round education for their students. Arts education is one of the five essential areas in the overall aim of education set out by the Education Commission: "To enable every person to attain all-round development in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics according to his/her own attributes so that he/she is capable of life-long learning, critical and exploratory thinking, innovating and adapting to change.
Overall Aims of Arts Curriculum
To develop creativity and critical thinking, nurture aesthetic sensitivity, and build up cultural awareness and effective communication.
To develop skills, knowledge and positive values and attitudes in the arts.
To gain delight, enjoyment and satisfaction through participating in arts-making activities.
To pursue a life-long interest in the arts.