In the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), students develop through creating, performing and presenting arts in ways that engage and convey feelings, experiences and ideas.
It is through this practice that students acquire new skills and master those skills developed in prior learning.
Students have opportunities to function as artists, as well as learners of the arts.
What is the significance of arts in the MYP?
Arts stimulate young imaginations, challenge perceptions and develop creative and analytical skills.
Involvement in the arts encourages students to understand the arts in context and the cultural histories of artworks, supporting the development of an inquiring and empathetic world view.
Arts challenge and enrich personal identity and build awareness of the aesthetic in a real-world context.