Leonardo DaVinci

DP Art

  • DP (Diploma level) Art is an upper level course offered for dedicated art students who would like to undertake greater artistic challenges through the practice of sustained art-making and thinking. This course revolves around three main aspects of art practice: theoretical practice, art-making practice and curatorial practice. As an IB visual art student, you are all of these: a critic, a maker and a curator. You will keep a visual journal, write a comparative study, and work towards a final independent exhibition of your own artwork.

  • Grading:

    Assessment will be based on the demonstration of work towards the course objectives and criteria.  


    Each unit will be comprised of both formative (practice) and summative tasks. Formative work will account for 20% of the unit grade and summative tasks will account for 80% of the unit grade. Internal Assessments are based on a 100 pt. scale for MUHS grade reports. See specific IB rubrics (can be found on the course website) for IB grading systems.


    Semester one and semester two will each account for 50% of the final grade. 

    The four main objectives of the International Baccalaureate DP Arts Program:

    Course Objectives:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specified content
    • Demonstrate application and analysis of knowledge and understanding
    • Demonstrate synthesis and evaluation
    • Select, use and apply a variety of appropriate skills and techniques