The IB Visual Arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students who want to go on to study Visual Arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts. Click on the + icons to view more information.
Assessment in the Visual Arts course is as follows:
|SL and HL||Comparative study. Students analyse and compare different artworks by different artists. This independent critical and contextual investigation explores artworks, objects and artifacts from differing cultural contexts.||SL and HL
|SL and HL||Process portfolio. Students submit carefully selected materials, which evidence their experimentation, exploration, manipulation and refinement of a variety of visual arts activities during the 2 year course.||SL and HL
|Internal Assessment||Exhibition. Students submit for assessment a selection of resolved artworks from their exhibition. The selected pieces should show evidence of their technical accomplishment during the visual arts course and an understanding of the use of materials, ideas and practices appropriate to visual communication.||SL and HL