International Baccalaureate
 

The Middle Years Programme - MYP

 

Visual & Performing Arts

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Aims  

 

Participation in MYP arts should enable students to:

  • experience and develop curiosity, interest and enjoyment in their own creativity and that of others

  • explore through the processes of visual and performing arts
    acquire and develop skills needed for the creation of visual and performing art work

  • use the language, concepts and principles of visual and performing arts

  • communicate their thoughts and ideas through visual and performing arts

  • create visual and performing art work

  • reflect on, appreciate and evaluate their work and the work of others

  • develop receptiveness to visual and performing art forms across time, place and cultures, and perceive the significance of these art forms as an integral part of life.

Objectives                                                  
 
The following objectives for MYP arts relate directly to the assessment criteria AD.
 
A Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of the art forms studied

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of styles, developments and ideas which have shaped the arts across time and cultures

  • apply appropriate terminology to show aesthetic and critical awareness.

B Application
At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • plan and organize effectively to define and set goals, solve problems, negotiate and make decisions

  • experiment and explore through both spontaneous and structured activities

  • use art confidently as a form of expression and communication while demonstrating a range of technical skills

  • demonstrate an ability to find original and inventive solutions

  • apply skills specific to the art forms studied to elaborate an idea, a theme or a composition to a point of realization

  • present work through formal or informal performance and exhibition.

C Evaluation and Reflection
At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • reflect upon and evaluate their work in order to set goals for future development

  • use group discussion and feedback to support and promote creative development

  • assess and appraise their work and that of others.

D Artistic Awareness and Personal Engagement
At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • show sensitivity to their own and different cultures

  • accept and incorporate views and feedback from others to further develop their artistic potential

  • show self-motivation in setting and meeting deadlines

  • show initiative, creativity and a willingness to take risks

  • support and encourage their peers towards a positive working environment.