The Art department at Doha British School provides students with the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of materials, techniques and artistic styles. It is our role to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experiences that will enable them to develop their own ideas, concepts and responses in creative and innovative ways.
Within Key Stage 3, students focus on their understanding of fundamental art skills through an introduction to a broad range of new techniques, material, artists and themes. Students experience practical tasks, discussions and group work to help set the foundations for developing as an effective artist and creative thinker.
At GCSE Level, the Art Department offers two Edexcel qualifications; Textile Design and Fine Art. These courses cover a wide range of disciplines to develop both artistic and design based skills. In Textile Design, students will experiment with digital textiles, dyed fabrics, printed fabrics, embellished fabrics and fashion design. In Fine Art, students will undergo workshops in drawing, painting techniques, printmaking, photography and digital editing.
Each course is composed of two research projects (forming 60% of the whole GCSE) and an exam project (forming 40% of the whole GCSE).
At post 16, the department offers IB Visual Arts which allows students to work in accordance with their own area of expertise. Our aim is to get our students where they want to be. Previous students have progressed to study Art-based courses such as fine art, fashion design, architecture, product design and many more at Universities around the world.
As a department we are keen to introduce our students to the exciting opportunities available within the creative industries.