The course, open to students in 11th through to 12th grade, is a two-year program, either in SL or HL for highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. The Diploma Visual Arts program enables students to engage in both practical exploration and independent critical investigation. The course is designed to enable students to study visual arts at a higher level and also welcomes those students who seek life enrichment through visual arts. There are no strict IB guidelines for the media students choose to create their artworks. Quality work in visual arts can be produced by students at both Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL).
The course is open to students in 10th through 12th grades who have previously taken Digital Arts 1. Digital Arts 2 is designed to build upon skills previously acquired. This is a one year course with emphasis on advanced techniques of creating and using digital images focusing on aesthetic, conceptual and critical thinking abilities. Students will examine the big ideas motivating contemporary photographic artists to inform and build upon their personal work. Through hands-on projects, and digital manipulation using Adobe Software students will continue to develop technological skills while learning to develop their personal voice and meaning making.
The course is open to students in 9th through 12th grades. It is designed to introduce students to the basics of photography, imaging, and design with an emphasis on aesthetic, technical, and critical thinking skills. Students interested in exploring this influential and contemporary art form will learn to consider and manipulate the Elements and Principles of Art and Design to create strong and successful images. The course is a full year and covers basic components of imaging: composition, exposure, archiving, editing, and displaying images. Class projects are designed to provide contextual and historical inspiration as well as technical skills.