Art and Design

Art and Design give learners a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity, and developing transferable skills. Students explore and push boundaries to become reflective, critical and decisive thinkers. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences.

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Art and Design at HAIS

Art and Design give learners a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity, and developing transferable skills. Students explore and push boundaries to become reflective, critical and decisive thinkers. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences.

What will students learn?

  • Develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development;
  • Learn to see themselves as artists and become increasingly reflective and independent;
  • Develop the skills needed to express ideas creatively and to communicate visually;
  • Understand their place and the place of others in a creative, innovative and interconnected world.

IGCSE Art and Design

Art & Design encourages a range of skills, stimulates aesthetic awareness, knowledge and critical understanding of art, and provides opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills. Crucially, a personal and independent perspective is encouraged at all times. The syllabus is designed to accommodate a wide range of abilities, materials and resources, and allows the different skills of the teaching staff to be fully used.

What will students learn?

Students will develop…

  • An ability to record from direct observation and personal experience
  • An ability to identify and solve problems in visual and/or other forms
  • Creativity, visual awareness, critical and cultural understanding
  • An imaginative, creative and personal response
  • Confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of achievement in the practice of art and design
  • Growing independence in the refinement and development of ideas and personal outcomes
  • Engagement and experimentation with a range of media, materials and techniques, including new media and technologies, where appropriate
  • Experience of working in relevant frameworks and exploration of manipulative skills necessary to form, compose and communicate in two and/or three dimensions
  • A working vocabulary relevant to the subject and an interest in, and a critical awareness of, other practitioners, environments and cultures
  • Investigative, analytical, experimental, interpretative, practical, technical and expressive skills which aid effective and independent learning.
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