The Arts and Design program at NEGS provides a variety of creative and innovative learning experiences for the students. Visual Arts, Design Technology and Music are mandatory subjects in Years 7 and 8, forming the basis of the students’ introduction to practical and visual forms of expression. Junior studies are designed to provide learning experiences that give the students a taste of these subjects, should they continue with these subjects later on in their studies. In Visual Arts, students are encouraged to explore and experiment with drawing, printing, ceramics and digital media. Technology offers a variety of design situations that allow students to develop skills designing products, cooking, as well as introductory units to develop skills in sewing, woodwork and agriculture.
As the students progress in their education there is a wide variety of creative subjects for them to choose from to develop and extend their artistic and design skills including: Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Textiles & Design, Drama and Music. Each subject is taught by specialty teachers to ensure that the students gain expertise in the required skills to excel in that subject, ultimately preparing them for the management of projects, should they choose to take these subjects for the HSC.