IB VISUAL ARTS SL or HL
Credit: 1 unit
PREREQUISITE: B- in Drawing I, Painting I AND Portfolio review with teacher approval
The IB Visual Arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and
boundaries. This studio-based course develops analytical and independent thinking skills while cultivating technical
proficiency. Students will investigate and apply visual arts methods from different perspectives and in different contexts.
Students will engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media.
Students are responsible for IB specific assignments; including comparative study, process portfolio and exhibition.
The course is designed for the self-directed, upper level student who wants to go on to study visual arts in
higher education or a career in the visual arts.
IB Visual Art can be taken as a 1-year Standard Level (SL) course or as a 2-year Higher Level (HL) course.
HL = 2 year course taken BOTH junior and senior year and may be taken for dual credit BOTH YEARS through MCC
for eligible students
SL = 1 year course, only available to seniors and may be taken for dual credit through MCC for eligible students.
Refer to the Advanced Studies section for IB distinctions, grading, testing and exam fee requirements. Dual
credit information can also be found under the Advanced Studies section.