Meridian Art Programme (MAP) and Enhanced Art Programme (EAP)
Our talent development programme in the field of visual arts contributes to fulfilling the school’s vision of developing our students into joyful learners and creative thinkers. MAP and EAP are our signature 4-year art programme that offer students with high interest and aptitude in visual arts the opportunities to further develop their talent.
MAP at Lower Secondary
Students are exposed to a wide variety of media and creative tasks. Lessons are more process-driven than product-driven to encourage play and creative risk-taking in our students. By providing greater autonomy to the learners, they will discover new skills and knowledge through play. In this way, our students will develop the joy of learning visual arts as budding young artists.
EAP at Upper Secondary
Meridian Secondary School is one of the nine schools in Singapore to offer the EAP. At our school, students will hone their skills in their own areas of specialisation. They will be exposed to real-world visual arts experience through learning journeys to art galleries, artist studios and attend master classes conducted by art practitioners. Our students will be developed holistically and they will be equipped with the competencies and skills to pursue their passions in art at institutions of higher learning after their secondary school education. More information on EAP can be found on https://bit.ly/2JyZDuh .
General Art Programme
Lower Secondary Art Curriculum
At lower secondary, the curriculum aims to equip students with key competencies such as to observe-inquire, create-innovate and to connect-respond to artworks around them. Through the three big ideas (Art helps us to see in new ways; Art tells stories about our world; and Art influences how we live), students learn about the form, content and function of art and their relevance in our lives. Students learn art through a wide range of traditional and digital media to broaden their understanding of art and also to allow students choice in the selection of media in art making.
Upper Secondary Art Curriculum
At upper secondary, students who show aptitude and interest for art can choose to offer Art at the GCE O-Level and GCE N-Level. Students will learn to appreciate art at a deeper level. Express students have the option to offer Paper 2:Drawing and Painting or Paper 3: Study of Visual Arts. Besides learning in the classroom, students are also exposed to artworks in museum settings. Similar to the lower secondary curriculum, our upper secondary students will continue to hone their skills in art making through both traditional and digital media.