Group 6 – The Arts

Visual Arts

Students of visual arts study three interrelated areas: visual arts in context, visual arts methods, and communicating visual arts. Visual arts in context provides a lens through which students are encouraged to explore perspectives, theories and cultures that inform and influence visual arts practice. Visual arts methods address ways of making artwork through the exploration and acquisition of skills, techniques and processes, and through engagement with a variety of media and methods. Communicating visual arts involves students investigating, understanding and applying the processes involved in selecting work for exhibition and public display. The HL students go into greater depth and breadth with their exploration of these three areas.

Music

Involving aspects of 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 socio-cultural contexts. Students create, participate in, and reflect upon music from their own background and those of others. HL students are required to present evidence of both creating and solo performing.

Theatre

This course is a multifaceted theatre-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. It offers the opportunity to engage actively in the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists.

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