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WASSCE / WAEC VISUAL ART SYLLABUS WWW.LARNEDU.COM Visit www.Larnedu.com for WASSCE / WAEC syllabus on different subjects and more great stuff to help you ace the WASSCE in flying colours. PRAMBLE The syllabus is intended to provide candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate the extent of their aesthetic awareness, emotional and visual development through self-participatory creative activities. OBJECTIVES To assess these qualities efficiently, candidates should be able to respond to questions which seek to evaluate their: (a) Development of deep sense of observation, analytical and expressive skills through a variety of self-participatory art activities. (b) Knowledge and skills in the use and maintenance of art tools, equipment and materials. (c) Level of appreciation of values and qualities of different works of art, including indigenous material culture. (d) Understanding and creative application of design elements and principles. (e) Knowledge of the history and branches of Art. (f) Knowledge and appreciation of the relationship between African Art and Western Art. (g) Understanding of the meaning, significance and role of art in socio- economic development and self-reliance. (h) Understanding and application of indigenous and modern technology in art. (i) Creative skills in the improvisation of local materials and resources. (j) Understanding of the relevance of art in other subjects areas. (k) Level of exposure to careers in art. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION The examination consists of three compulsory papers, Papers 1, 2, and 3. Papers 1 and 2 will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting. They will focus on general knowledge in art, i.e. elements and principles of art, branches, processes, history and appreciation of art, as well as creative design processes. These will also involve tests on the use and care of art tools and materials. The test in art history will cover both the traditional and contemporary Art of West African countries. It will also cover pre-historic art, ancient Egyptian art and European (Western art). The section on art history covers specific periods and regions and it is important that candidates should have adequate understanding of the beliefs and attitudes that influenced artists in their work. Paper 1: This paper will contain forty multiple choice objective questions to be taken in 50 minutes for 40 marks. Paper 2: This paper contains eight essay-type questions put into three sections, Sections A, B and C. Candidates will be required to answer four questions chosen as follows: one question from Section A, two questions from Section B and one question from Section C. The areas of the syllabus to be covered by the sections of the paper are: Section A: General Knowledge in art; Section B: Art of West Africa; Section C: Pre-Historic art, Ancient Egyptian art and Western Art. Paper 3: The paper will have three sections, Sections A, B and C; all of which must be taken. The sections will be taken at different sittings. Section A - Drawing This section will contain three alternative questions, namely drawing from objects, nature or life, from which candidates shall answer questions from one alternative only in 3 hours for 100 marks. The instruction for this section will be given to schools two weeks before the date of the examination. This is to enable them to obtain the required materials before the day of examination. Section B - Creative Design (2 - Dimensional) This part will contain six questions, two each on graphic design, textiles design and picture-making, from which candidates will attempt one only in 3 hours for 100 marks. The question paper will be given to candidates at least 2 weeks prior the examination, but the art work must be executed on the examination day under WAEC supervision. Section C - Creative Design (3 - Dimensional) This part will contain four questions, one each on sculpture, product design/modeling, ceramics and crafts. Candidates will be required to execute one only within six months of the examination year DETAILED SYLLABUS PAPERS 1 AND 2 General Knowledge in Art (a) Nature and branches of Art and careers in art; (b) Visual awareness, understanding and appreciation of Art elements, their forms, characteristics and functions e.g. line, colour, space, shape, form, texture, etc.; (c) Principles of Art – creative application of art and design principles e.g. balance, rhythm, proportion, harmony, emphasis, variety, etc. (d) Perspective – meaning and type e.g. aerial, linear (angular/parallel) and foreshor

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