Led by their own enquiry, students will over the 18 months of the course produce a substantial body of studio works building to an exhibition in March of year 13.
Working from a starting theme of cultural identity, students develop an artistic practice that marries creative concepts, technical excellence and authoritative critical understanding. Set within the context of contemporary fine art practice, the visual arts IB encompasses an enormous range of technical disciplines and aesthetic styles. We encourage students to explore creative disciplines such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, illustration, textiles, ceramics, photography, film, video and installation and expect them to produce work in at least three different disciplines.
Given the autonomous nature of the subject, a bespoke course is taught for each student. We tailor the course to the individual's needs with technical workshops, contextual and cultural studies and practical tutorials supporting the student's independent studio work and artistic interests, be that the imagery of gothic romance, Belorussian folk traditions or sculptural engineering.
General entry requirements:
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6 x grade 6 and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme: 3 x grade 6 and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent.