VISUAL ARTS NEW COURSE SUMMARY
HL and SL difference: “HL students are encouraged to produce a larger body of resolved works and to demonstrate a deeper consideration of how their resolved works communicate with a potential viewer.”

Assessment Objectives:

Assessment objective 1: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specified content

Assessment objective 2: demonstrate application and analysis of knowledge and understanding

Assessment objective 3: demonstrate synthesis and evaluation

Assessment objective 4: select, use and apply a variety of appropriate skills and techniques

Visual Arts Journal:

Although sections of the journal will be selected, adapted and presented for assessment, the journal itself is not directly assessed or moderated. It is, however, regarded as a fundamental activity of the course.
Art Making forms:
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Core Areas of the course:
Visual arts in context
(explore perspectives, theories and cultures) (Includes: theoretical practice, art-making practice, curatorial practice)

Visual arts methods
(ways of making artwork through exploration and acquisition of skills, techniques and processes) (Includes: theoretical practice, art-making practice, curatorial practice)

Communicating visual arts
(exhibition) (Includes: theoretical practice, art-making practice, curatorial practice)

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SL Assessment tasks

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HL Assessment tasks
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Criteria:

Comparative study
A. Analysis of formal qualities B. Interpretation of function and purpose C. Evaluation of cultural significance D. Making comparisons and connections E. Presentation and subject-specific language At HL only F. Making connections to own art-making practice
Exhibition
A. Coherent body of works B. Technical competence C. Conceptual qualities D. Curatorial practice (SL and HL are level specific)
Process portfolio
A. Skills, techniques and processes B. Critical investigation C. Communication of ideas and intentions (in both visual and written forms) D. Reviewing, refining and reflecting (in both visual and written forms) E. Presentation and subject-specific language