THE KOÇ SCHOOL

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Department aims to offer an art education and a variety of activities that introduce the students the artistic expression types as valuable means of communication, triggering their creative impulses that they will need in any area in their lives, developing responsibility, cooperation, respect, harmony and solidarity by individual and group work, raising respectful, sophisticated and creative individuals who experiment, design and produce.

Visual Arts

The Koç School Visual Arts course aims to equip the students with critical and creative thinking, as well as artistic expression, visual arts techniques and aesthetic sensitivity. Students study, interpret and follow the works of the Turkish and the worldwide artists from past to present with a universal artistic view. Students acquire required knowledge and skills that they need to express their ideas in an experimental, original and creative way.

MEB visual arts curriculum is enriched by the classroom activities depending on the students’ interests. They develop their visual arts vision in branches including plastic arts, photography, ceramic and art history, as well as an aesthetic view.

You can reach the Visual Arts department at E Block 2nd Floor, Extension 6614

Music

The Koç School Music program aims to raise individuals who know about various national and international music cultures and pieces, having a repertoire background of these cultures, being able to distinguish between music genres and use accurate music terminology of the pieces they listen to, as well as analyzing them.

MEB music curriculum is applied and curriculum units are enriched with various activities.

Music classes also include instrumental, vocal and digital music training. Students are encouraged to specialize on classical guitar, violin, cello, wind instruments, vocal training or digital music branches depending on their interests and skills. Students are given the opportunity to perform in artistic events of the school in line with their developmental needs and aspirations. In this way, students are supported to improve their aesthetic view and effective communication with individuals and society through the application of team work methods.

You can reach the Music department at E Block 3rd Floor, Extensions 6511/6519.

IB Music

IB Music course follows an internationally recognized music curriculum for the students who prefer to study music. In this course, students are given the opportunity to understand the world’s music, learn about the music of different cultures by studying music history and theoretical considerations, and prepare a musical show at the end of the year as a solo or group performance.
It instils passion for the musical cultures that they are or aren’t familiar with and encourages them to study the similarities and differences between them. The course also aims for the students to be aware of the relations between sound, rhythm and musical background in the songs or pieces they listen to, and make analysis using the correct musical terminology.

Please follow this link for IB music curriculum.

IB Visual Arts

The Koç School Visual Arts department is a vibrant work place that aims to captivate, motivate and challenge our students. In the IB Visual Arts programme studied on grades 11 and 12, students engage in the developing of their own ideas themes and artistic projects which reflect their stylistic interests as well as their thematic concerns. Students are encouraged to experiment with different media, produce relevant research and immerse in the artistic field both materialistically and conceptually. The department aims at fostering independent learning, develop artistic thinking, practice and sensitivity, build confidence in responding visually and creatively to personal and cultural experiences and develop an understanding local, national and international artists. Every year many of our students continue their artistic education in prestigious international art schools and university faculties mainly but not exclusively in the United States and the UK.

For more information IB Visual Arts, please visit this link.

IB Film Diploma Program

IB Film Diploma Program aims for skills improvement by creating an effective communication environment and art form, excelling at film-making texts by means of film-making exercises and analyses. Diploma Program film course studies the film history with a theoretical and socioeconomic background. Praising the diversity of cultural and historical perspectives in films, it helps improve critical thinking. Students are encouraged to express themselves in a creative way for their vocational and technical skills development.

Film course aims for the students to research and formulate ideas, attracting their interest to themselves, others and the world surrounding them, as well as different traditions and techniques.

Please follow the links below for IB film curriculum:
http://www.ibo.org
http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/xwiki/bin/view/Handbook2014/B6d+Film

You can reach the Visual Arts department at E Block 2nd Floor, Extension 6614

Art History

Art History course aims to introduce and teach art, sculpture, architectural and manual craft from Paleolithic Age until today, with a view to the past, present and the future.

MEB curriculum is applied for the Art History course, which is enriched by various activities, visuals and documentaries. Please follow this link for high school art history curriculum.