- Nurture students with the virtues of creativity, openness, flexibility and aesthetic sensitivity for learning to learn and life-long learning;
- Provide students with a balanced visual arts curriculum and diversified learning experiences;
- Prepare senior students (taking Visual Arts as an elective) for further studies in art, design and related areas in tertiary education; and
- Develop positive attituded towards the learning in art & design.
- Encourage students to involve in artistic presentations for the expression of personal feelings and thoughts;
- Develop students’ visual cognition and generic skills;
- Broaden students’ perspectives through exploration of the arts of diverse culture;
- Cultivate students’ affection, personal refinement, morals and sense of commitment in the community; and
- Cater learner differences in the learning of visual arts.
The objectives of the curriculum would be achieved by meeting the Four Key Learning targets in accordance with specific learning activities.
- Developing creativity and imagination
Developing students’ imagination, visual presentation skills and creativity through art appreciation, criticism and making.
- Developing skills and process
i. Developing the skills of using visual language, form of presentation and a variety of materials for art making;
ii. Developing the skills and understanding the process in using language for description, analysis, and communication; and
iii. Developing positive learning attitudes for continual exploration and experiment through the process of making.
- Cultivating critical responses
i. Using proper visual language to make critical responses by observing, describing, analyzing and judging the value of art works; and
ii. Comprehending cultural and aesthetic information through various types of art.
- Understanding arts in context
Understanding the meaning and value of artwork in different cultural contexts, including the art historical, personal, social, cultural, ideological and political aspects.