Here at BBIS, Visual Arts aim to challenge students to consider authentic issues in a global context. Students are encouraged to be curious and to inquire about themselves, others and the world around them. Learning Visual Arts helps us explore, shape and express our sense of identity while providing opportunities to develop self-confidence, resilience and adaptability. Through a project-based learning environment, the students have the opportunity to develop their artistic abilities and improve their critical thinking. Using the method of inquiry, development of ideas, creative problem solving and evaluation, students learn about the process needed for art and product development. Visual Arts focuses on building students’ knowledge and understanding, practical application, self-evaluation, and personal skills to enhance their own artistic practice through learning objectives.
Design allows students to have the opportunity to consider authentic issues in a wide global context. Through the process of inquiry, development of ideas, creative problem solving and evaluation, students develop key learning strategies and academic skills, which can be applied across subjects and situations. Using these methods, students learn about the process needed for digital and physical product development. Learning the process of design thinking also helps develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Design teaches and demonstrates methods needed to transform innovative thinking into a product through practical application, which students learn through project-based learning. Projects on coding micro bits, 3D printing and designing sustainable living solutions are all part of design technology, which is becoming a fundamental part of the world we live in. Digital Design focuses on these areas of advancing technology and incorporates them into fun and challenging activities.