The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, founded in 1947, is a non-profit organisation operated by artists and designers. The school initiated two EU-Leonardo da Vinci projects: Knowhow (link to pdf booklets: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 ) and Knowhow 2 (link to pdf booklet) , and continues to develop projects and collaborations abroad on all school levels. On the other hand the schools efforts were backed by guidance and support from experts in the field of art and education.
Clubs, community service, and unique school events tailored to meet the interests of young artists, provide additional opportunities for expression and involvement. There are many schools that attest that arts and using art as education can invigorate and rejuvenate entire schools.
Secondly the introduction of arts in the mainstream of education has proven to be powerful, value added school reform. The future of this country’s theatre tradition depends on centres of excellence, such as the Arts Educational Schools London. The School of Art has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1984. We challenge our students academically while providing them with an arts enhanced curriculum. The Wits School of Arts building can be accessed from the Station Street entrance to the main Wits campus.
By providing a diversified curriculum and environment for bright and talented individuals, we seek to offer preparation for higher education and professions in the arts. Everyone is committed to the school and wants to get the most out of every minute of the day. They are Emily Carr University of Art and Design 3 in Vancouver, NSCAD University 4 in Halifax, OCAD University 5 in Toronto, and Alberta College of Art and Design 6 in Calgary. Most art schools of either orientation are equipped to offer opportunities spanning from post-16 to postgraduate level. There are also tertiary art schools attached to universities in Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå.
We know that creativity, ingenuity, empathy and innovation are the keys to success in today’s complex, changing world and as such, Victoria students are fortunate to attend the district’s only K-12 school offering arts programming in Dance, Music, Visual Art, New Media and Drama within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Programme.