The IB Diploma Program visual arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and limits. It is thought-provoking in which students develop analytical skills in problem solving and divergent thinking, while working toward technical competence and confidence as art creators. In addition to exploring and comparing the visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage, experiment, and critically reflect on a wide range of contemporary media and practices. The course is designed for students who wish to continue their visual arts studies in higher education, as well as those seeking lifelong enrichment through the visual arts.
Students actively explore the visual arts within and through a variety of local, regional, national, international, and intercultural contexts. Through inquiry, inquiry, reflection, and creative application, visual arts students develop an appreciation for expressive and aesthetic diversity in the world around them, becoming critically informed creators and consumers of visual culture.
The IB Diploma Program Theater course is a multifaceted course in theatrical creation that provides students with the opportunity to do theater as creators, designers, directors and actors. The course emphasizes the importance of working individually and collaboratively as a member of a team (ensemble). It offers the opportunity to actively participate in the creative process and transform ideas into action as inquiring and productive artists.
Students experience the course from different artistic perspectives. They learn to apply research and theory to inform and contextualize their work. The Theater course encourages students to understand that through the processes of research, creation, preparation, presentation and critical reflection on theater - both as participants and as an audience - they can better understand themselves and better understand their community and the world.
Through the study of theater, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives and develop an understanding of the diversity of theater practices, their processes, and their modes of presentation. In addition, the study of theater allows them to discover and participate in theatrical forms of different times, places and cultures, thereby fostering an international mindset.
Through the IB music course, students develop their knowledge and potential as musicians, both personally and collaboratively.
By including aspects of the composition, performance, and critical analysis of music, the course exposes students to forms, styles, and functions of music from a wide range of historical and sociocultural contexts. Students create, participate and reflect on music from their own origin and that of others. They develop practical and communicative skills that give them the opportunity to dedicate themselves to music to study more, and enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of music.
The film course aims to develop students as interpreters and creators of cinematographic texts. Through the study and analysis of film texts and through practical film production exercises, the film course develops students' critical skills and their appreciation of the artistic, cultural, historical, and global perspectives of film.
The film course emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively. It focuses on the international and intercultural dynamics that unleash and sustain contemporary cinema, while fostering in students an appreciation of the development of cinema across time, space, and culture.
Film students experiment with film and multimedia technology, acquiring the creative skills and competencies necessary to communicate successfully through film language. They develop an artistic voice and learn to express personal perspectives through film.
At the center of the film course is the need for creative exploration and innovation. Students focus on the collaborative aspects of filmmaking and the experience of working in core production teams to fulfill shared artistic intentions. They work in chosen film production roles and contribute to all phases of the film-making process to collaboratively create complete original films.