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IB Visual Arts SL

(2-year course)

Grades: 11–12 (two-year course)

Subject Area/Course Credit: Creative Arts, 1 credit each year

Prerequisite: None

Although it is preferable and advantageous to have successfully completed a previous Art class, it is not a requirement for SL. With strong motivation it may be possible to succeed with a limited background in the subject at this level.

IB Visual Arts SL is a two-year course designed for students who have a serious interest in the subject. Students are required to curate an exhibition of their own art at the end of the course, using any of the media available within the Art Curriculum Area, such as photography, sculpture, drawing and painting. They must also document the development of the portfolio in an Art Journal and complete a Comparative Study focusing on selected artworks by several different artists. In the second year, emphasis is placed on independent research as students explore their personal themes in greater depth.