2018-2019 Course Outline

COURSE:        IB Arts 7

TEACHER:        Adrian van Lidth de Jeude

CONTACT:        adrianvldj@go.islandpacific.org

Course Description

The overall purpose of the Arts program at Island Pacific School is to develop students' interest and confidence in their ability to do art. To achieve these aims, we will be exploring not only the visual arts but also musical and dramatic aspects of our artistic world. Some of the skills we will cover over the year will include a variety of visual mediums, playing instruments, and presentation. Students completing this course should develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts. They should be challenged to consider authentic issues and develop their skills beyond superficiality and imitation.

The aims of MYP arts are to encourage and enable students to:


The following units will be covered over the course of the year.

Unit 1:         Visual Art: Students will be delving into the world of masks. We will be looking at the cultural and artistic aspects of this powerful medium, from the initial designs to materials and construction techniques. Students will be exploring the vast cultural history surrounding masks and creating their own wearable art.

Unit 2:         Drama: In this unit, students will learn skills and elements of theatrical movement. They will use what they learn to explore a global issue and create a composition in response. Special emphasis will be on building confidence and personal goal development. 

Unit 3:  Music: Students will be introduced to the world of the Ukulele. With a focus on songs from around the world, students will develop the basic skills they need to enjoy playing the happiest of stringed instruments.

Resources & Materials

Students will be expected to have an 8½ x 11 developmental workbook (sketch book).  


Assessment in Arts 7 is based on the International Baccalaureate - Arts assessment criteria

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding

Criterion B: Developing skills

Criterion C: Thinking creatively

Criterion D: Responding

Please visit the link to view the assessment rubrics.  http://goo.gl/dcYKN2

For a complete description of BC’s New Curriculum Core Competencies for Arts Education