Why should I choose IGCSE Art and Design?

  • Art and Design widens your creative skills through painting, drawing, designing and photo shooting.
  • Art and Design develops your critical thinking, imagination and creativity.
  • Art and design trains you to focus on tasks and deliver good quality work.
  • Art and Design Develops your confidence, enthusiasm and sense of achievement.
  • Art and Design helps you to understand other cultures and history that you can relate to your work.
  • Art and Design gives you a solid foundation before pursuing higher/other related courses.

Is it for me?

  • Are you a creative individual who enjoys all types of drawing, painting, illustration and design work?
  • Do you have a passion for expressing your ideas and feelings in both two-and three-dimensions?
  • Do you want to improve your drawing techniques and learn new graphic skills that can help enhance your visual work across the curriculum?
  • Do you have determination and patience?
  • Are you willing to put time and effort into developing your ideas?


  • You will be expected to develop and research your ideas both in school and outside of school hours.
  • Your  will be expected to use your sketchbook in order to develop your ideas and act as a journal showing your artistic development.
  • You will be taught to use various types of media and will encouraged to experiment.
  • You will be introduced to use photo - editing software and will be expected to pursue this in your own studies.
  • You will be expected to provide basic art equipment:
  1. Sketch book A4 & A3
  2. Different grades of pencils
  3. Paint brushes
  4. Small-tipped ink pen (fine line)
  5. ruler

About Us

The Maputo International School, founded in 1975, caters for the children of both expatriate and Mozambican families. We have the staff and facilities to offer a first class education from pre-school to pre-university.

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