Arts & Electives

Group 6: The Arts and the Electives

The study of a subject from Group 6 is optional.

Four subjects are available:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Film
  • Visual Arts

These subjects may be studied at higher level or standard level, except film where it is offered as an online SL course. The arts subjects allow a high degree of adaptability to different cultural contexts. The emphasis is on creativity in the context of disciplined, practical research into the relevant genres.

The assessment of these subjects reflects an eclectic attempt to combine contrasting aesthetics and forms of assessment from around the world. In particular, there is no indication of a western-oriented bias.

DP Music & Theatre Overview 

Diploma Music Guide

Theatre Arts Diploma Programme

Overview of Year 12 Theatre Arts (SL and HL) Course

Overview of Year 13 Theatre Arts (SL and HL) Course

Overview of Visual Arts Diploma