Coastal Academy Trust

IB Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Course Outline

The course is split into 3 lines or enquiry.

The first is a Process Portfolio, where students experiment with media and skills, leading to a digital folio of their artwork. Students complete this as a project but each technique is identified, creating a visual journey of discovery.

The second is a Comparative Study. This is an illustrated extended essay, again digitally submitted, which complements the Process Folder. The Comparative Study broadens a students knowledge of art and helps give context to their artistic output.

The third and final element is Exhibition. Students have to plan and execute an exhibition of their work. Not only are they showcasing their creative outcomes but taking into account setting, environment and audience in relation to their work.


Why Study Visual Art?

Visual Art gives students the opportunity to study art in more depth. IBCP Visual Art is an ideal alternative to GCE A level art without the added pressure of exams. The course is 100% coursework and gives students a taste of being a professional artist.

Visual arts allows students to continue art post 16, even if they choose a non visual Btec. However Visual Art can be taken with L3 Btec art and design. 


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