MYP Arts includes both performing arts (theatre and music) and visual arts (studio art and photography). In MYP Arts, students have the opportunity to function as artists themselves, as well as learners of the arts. By developing curiosity about themselves, others, and the world, students become effective learners, inquirers, and creative problem-solvers.
Students develop through creating, performing and presenting arts in ways that engage and convey feelings, experiences, and ideas. MYP Arts values both the process of creating artwork and the point of realization. In MYP Arts, the four objectives have equal importance and value meaning that the creative process and the response to other art is as important as the creation process.
MYP Arts courses help specifically to prepare students for the study of visual arts and theatre in the DP at either the SL or HL.
MYP Arts objectives/assessment criteria include the following:
Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
Criterion B: Developing skills
Criterion C: Thinking creatively
Criterion D: Responding