IBDP Group 6 - Arts


  • IBDP Visual Arts A, B, C, D 19830A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    The IB Diploma Programme 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.

    The visual arts syllabus demonstrates a clear distinction between the course at SL and at HL, with additional assessment requirements at HL that allow for breadth and greater depth in the teaching and learning. The assessment tasks require HL students to reflect on how their own work has been influenced by exposure to other artists and for them to experiment in greater depth with additional art-making media, techniques and forms. HL students are encouraged to produce a larger body of resolved works and to demonstrate a deeper consideration of how their resolved works communicate with a potential viewer.

    For final assessment, all students will ctreate a digital protfolio of their studio work and strongest IWB pages, and will write a Candidate Statement (a short critical analysis of their work) discussing their ideas, process, and the journey undertaken druing the course.  HL students will also participate in an IB Student Art Exhibition, and record a Candidate Interview.

    IB Visual Arts Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE: Intro to Art; Drawing & Painting are strongly recommended but not required. This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  An optional final exam is available for college credit in the spring of senior year.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19830A/B - IBDP Visual Arts.  Grade 12 takes 19830C/D-IB - IBDP Visual Arts.