Visual Arts IB SL

This is a course for learners who have a serious interest in the visual arts. The course has specific criteria set for both studio work and investigation work (Investigative Work Books (IWB)) which are clearly defined by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in its subject guide for the visual arts.

Over the 2-year course learners will be exposed to a variety of media and techniques to develop their skills and understanding of the elements of the visual arts. Learners will develop and maintain a close relationship between investigation and their creative process in studio work. Learners will produce personally relevant works of art that reveal evidence of exploration of ideas that reflect cultural and historical awareness while developing a personal style. Learners will also have the opportunity to develop their own themes and to choose media preferences.

All of the efforts of the learner lead up to a final examination at the end of the 2- year course. The learners must then exhibit their studio work, show their IWB and discuss their development during an interview with an external examiner.

The integrated relationship between studio work and investigation work is essential throughout the course. Learners are given a choice on the direction they would like to take and be assessed on (Options A & B) at the end of the 2-year course.