The IB Diploma Programme (DP) 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.
Students are required to investigate the core syllabus areas through exploration of the following practices:
- Theoretical practice
- Art-making practice
- Curatorial practice
Throughout the course students are expected to experience working with a variety of different art-making and conceptual forms. Standard Level (SL) students should, as a minimum, experience working with at least two art-making forms such as the ones listed below. Higher Leverl (HL) students should, as a minimum, experience working with at least three art-making forms such as the ones listed below:
- Two-dimensional forms such as: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Graphics, Illustration and Design, etc.
- Three-dimensional forms such as: Sculpture, Ceramics, Designed objects, etc.
- Lens-based, electronic and screen-based forms such as: time-based art, animation, graphic novel, photography, video art, vector graphics, etc.