Arts and Music
Art can rich one’s inner world, and make people enjoy the taste of life. Arts and Music courses here in SIFC aims at providing comprehensive education that develops students’ Art appreciation ability and the ability of finding out beauty around them.
The aim for the art department at SIFC is to teach students the life skills needed to become creative and critical thinkers, who are able to become self-directed learners through a well-developed and thorough art curriculum. Through exploration of both western and Chinese style art, artists and art history, students will become more knowledgeable of the art world preparing them for their future studies abroad. The art curriculum offers rigorous, meaningful and significant learning which gives students a well-rounded and comprehensive art education that prepares students fully for their application at the top art universities and colleges around the world.
Students will be taught the fundamentals of general art and design which will be presented through detailed and creative lessons which allows students to explore and develop their creativity, imagination and problem solving abilities. The art curriculum has been specifically designed to ensure students have significant learning experiences which inspire creative self-expression and develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts. Students will be taught how to use a number of different mediums and the techniques associated with those mediums to produce art works. They will all then have the opportunity to showcase their works through community and school exhibitions and displays for the campus.
The art curriculum is designed to ensure that students are competent and diverse in their artistic abilities. The curriculum offers drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, animation, printmaking, game design, 3D art, mural painting, and digital art including the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Maya, 3D Max, and Unity taught by teachers with expertise in their subject areas. Imbedded within the structure of the curriculum are project themes which explore various cultural identities and ideas aimed to make students more culturally aware of the world around them and outside of their native countries. The art curriculum throughout the duration of the students school experience incorporates theoretic, art making and curatorial practices.
The structure design and content of the art lessons provides students with pleasure, enjoyment, and a deepened awareness of themselves and their place in their environment, community, and culture. It fosters respect for and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritages and values of the world. The art curriculum is fundamental to the development of individual potential, social responsibility, and cultural awareness and contributes to the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of the students.
Music course is very good for brain and mental development. Based on the understanding of music, through various styles of musical works from different time periods (such as a large number of folk music, classical music, pop music, religious music, country music, original music, etc.) those courses expand students ’understanding and appreciation of music. With high qualities and background in music, students are trained to learn all kinds of music in China and abroad. Through comprehensive training of body language, written language, bel canto, demotic singing and national folk singing, we can improve students’ appreciation and expression of music. At the same time, we also promote students' self-confidence. To learn a lot of singing works (Chinese songs, English songs, Italy songs), to understand different countries' vocal culture and to learn various vocal styles can help students enhance their understanding of all kinds of music, and further develop their artistic qualities.
Drama is a comprehensive art, and drama class has its unique charm. Our goal is to help students enter the palace of drama art and grasp the general rules of drama art, to cultivate students' interest in touching and appreciating drama, and to enrich their mental world. We help students to learn basic knowledge of Peking Opera and Western drama, and the famous selections in the western drama, so that they can understand drama’s beauty. With this foundation, students then can learn costumes, clothing, furnishings, background, and performing techniques in stage performance. By learning drama, students can develop aesthetics, personality, and abilities of sense, sports, communication, emotion, spirit and knowledge.