Comparative Study


 

Albert Qian - Comparative Study Sample Image

Screen from Albert Qian’s Comparative Study

Task summary

The comparative study is an externally examined assessment task worth 20%.

To complete the task, you are required to present a comparative study of at least three artworks by at least two different artists from different and contrasting cultural contexts. The work should be selected from work you have investigated as a part of your independent coursework, and will be explored further and presented as a series of screen-based slides.

Comparative Study information (provided by IB)

Comparative Study Information (including assessment information)

Formal requirements

SL
  • SL students submit 10–15 screens, which examine and compare at least three artworks, objects or artifacts, at least two of which need to be by different artists.
  • The works selected for comparison and analysis should come from differing cultural contexts.
  • SL students submit a list of sources used.
HL
  • HL students submit 10–15 screens, which examine and compare at least three artworks, objects or artifacts, at least two of which need to be by different artists.
  • The works selected for comparison and analysis should come from differing cultural contexts.
  • HL students submit 3–5 screens, which analyse the extent to which their work and practices have been influenced by the art and artists examined.
  • HL students submit a list of sources used

Here is a link to the summary of meetings you will have with MrL regarding the steps of your Comparative Study development:

Comparative Study Explanation

Link to editable template for Comparative Study Proposal:

CS template for students

 

NPHS Students Comparative Study 

Tam Le (2018) (SL) – Sample Outline

Comparative Study Outline Sample Tam Le

Amy Petersen (2018) (SL)

Comparative Study score: 6

Petersen_Amy_VisualArts_SL_ComparativeStudy_Lindroth

Petersen_Amy_VisualArts_SL_ComparativeStudySources_Lindroth

 

Rachna Deshpande (2017) (SL)

(scored high on Comparative Study Component) (SL)

Deshpande_Rachna_VisualArtsSL_Lindroth_Comparative Study

 

Albert Qian (2016) (SL)

Overall score: 6

Albert Qian – IB Comparative Study SL  

 

Kylie Kelleher (2016) (HL)  

Overall score: 5 

Kelleher_Kylie_VA_Lindroth_ComparativeStudy  

 

Hana Sugioka (2017) (HL) 

Comparative Study Score: 7 

Ms. Lee’s student

Comparative Study- Hana Sugioka 7

 

This is an approach you can take in your comparative study:

McFee King’s Conceptual Framework

Here are sample Comparative Studies (provided by IB):

Standard Level:

Example01_en    Assessment of Comparative Study

Example02_en SL    Assessment of Comparative Study

Higher Level:

HL Sample Comparative Study 1    Assessment of Comparative Study

 

Here are two other examples of Comparative Studies

ComparativeStudyStudentBHL

ComparativeStudyStudentCHL

 

IB Webpage with many examples of Comparative Studies