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Visual Arts - IB at Aylesford School

Course description

The visual arts are an integral part of everyday life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression, communication and understanding.

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.

Course content

The aims of the Visual arts course is to enable students to:

- Enjoy lifelong engagement with the arts

- Become informed, reflective and critical practitioners in the arts

- Understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts

- Explore and value the diversity of the arts across time, place and cultures

- Express ideas with confidence and competence

- Develop perceptual and analytical skills,

- Make artwork that is influenced by personal and cultural contexts

- Become informed and critical observers and makers of visual culture and media

- Develop skills, techniques and processes in order to communicate concepts and ideas.


- A range of externally assessed portfolio work which demonstrates a wide range of skills

- An Exhibition of 4—7 art pieces, that is internally assessed

Further information

Head of Art ‐ Nadine Edgerton

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 September 2018
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