Visual Arts For the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma


By Heather McReynolds

Visual Arts for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma student book is tailored to the IB subject but is an informative resource for teachers and students, irrespective of the curriculum followed. This student book covers each of the core areas of the Visual Arts course and links them to theoretical, art-making and curatorial practices. It includes activities to give students practical ways to learn and reflect on their work, as well as a wealth of case studies and examples of students' work to aid understanding of visual arts in the real world. A valuable text in relation to visual art assessment.

The text and visual illustrations feature:

  • Examples of students’ work help learners with the assessment requirements.

  • International case studies link students' learning to real life examples from around the world.

  • TOK questions included throughout to encourage students' to make links between Visual Arts and Theory of Knowledge.

  • Definitions of key terms included alongside the text to support students where English is not their first language.

  • Striking images from a range of contexts, capture students imagination and encourage individual artistic style.


Chapters included:

1. Introduction

2. Start exploring

3. The IB visual arts journal

4. Culture and place

5. Materials and meaning

6. Developing focus

7. Curating and presenting

8. The comparative study

9. The process portfolio

10. Exhibition

11. The IB Visual Arts DP assessment.




Brand Cambrige University Press

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