2018-2019 Course Outline

COURSE:        IB Arts 9 (Year 4)

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 artistic 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: In an Arts and Design collaboration, students will create batik lamps. Developing their skills using wax resist and dye, students will create lampshades that will be illuminated from within. Along with developing skills in batik, students will learn basic wiring and lamp construction skills.

Unit 2:  Music: Students will explore the role of music in creating mood and atmosphere. They will apply their understanding to create music for film.

Unit 3: Drama: Students will make an exploration of effective public speaking and the monologue. We will study dramatic skills that emphasize the individual and promote confidence in the spotlight. The dramatic skills and tools we will be learning will be of immediate use in the grade nine Masterworks Presentations.

Resources & Materials

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


Assessment in Arts 9 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