Inauguration of the exhibition of the Visual Arts students of the Diploma Programme (IB) of Casvi Villaviciosa.

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This exhibition by the Visual Arts students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is held in the auditorium of the international public school Eurocolegio Casvi. It can be visited throughout the week, from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm. Here you can enjoy all the artistic works made by this group of students over the last two years: paintings, sculptures, photographs…

An exhibition in which we can also see how we encourage creativity and the development of our pupils’ talent. And how this development also helps with professional orientation and the awakening of different artistic vocations. You can see it in this video.

Aim of the Visual Arts Diploma Programme (IB) students


“With my exhibition I have tried to show a series of emotions and feelings with which the viewer can identify”.


“I have based myself on the photorealism movement. I have also developed the graphite pencil technique but on a large scale, which has been a challenge for me”.


“I wanted to focus my work on how we live the moments and how each one is unique and special in this life”.

What are the Visual Arts in the Diploma Programme?

According to the International Baccalaureate Organisation, “the visual arts are an integral part of everyday life and are present at all levels of human expression, communication and understanding. They range “from traditional forms embedded in local and wider communities, societies and cultures, to varied and divergent practices. All of this is related to new, emerging and contemporary forms of visual language”.

This is a subject that is taught at all stages of the International Baccalaureate. In Casvi Villaviciosa we have, in fact, the IB Continuum Programme (PEP, PAI and PD). According to the IBO, “the theory and practice of the visual arts are dynamic and changing. They also relate diverse areas of knowledge and human experience through individual and collective exploration, creative production and critical interpretation”.

But if we focus on the Diploma Programme, the Visual Arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and limits. It encourages them to reflect. At the same time, they develop analytical skills, such as divergent thinking and problem-solving abilities. They also work towards technical mastery and confidence as creative artists. In addition, students are expected to experiment with a wide variety of artistic practices and media in such a way that they reflect on them critically.  The course opens the way both for students wishing to pursue higher education in the visual arts, and for those seeking lifelong enrichment through the visual arts.

In conclusion, Visual Arts in the Diploma Programme is a statement of principles in terms of the profile of the IB learning community.

By trying to visualise these attributes in ourselves, pupils can make them their own and develop their curiosity about themselves and others, as well as celebrate differences and identify how these attributes can vary depending on how they are expressed.
Tamara Doleman, lecturer in Visual Arts in the Diploma Programme (DP) at Ashbury College in Ottawa (Canada).

The Diploma Programme within the International Baccalaureate

The Diploma Programme (IB) is aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It is respected by prestigious universities around the world. And it is prepared for the future by developing an inquiring mindset in students, fostering a desire to learn and preparing them to excel in their career paths and lead meaningful lives.

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) precede the DP. All three programmes share a common philosophy in that they all focus on developing the attributes of the IB learning community profile, and their pedagogical approach is characterised by coherence. Consequently, students who have completed the PYP and MYP will be well prepared to meet the challenges of the DP, as is the case at Eurocolegio Casvi International Private School.