Uploading Visual Arts Checklist

Checklist for Uploading IB Visual Arts

Here it is, what you've been asking for, a simplified checklist for your students to know exactly what they need to have ready for the Electronic Submission of all 3 components. Add your own dates with plenty of flex time, and good luck everyone!

Place your IB candidate number on all documents, not your name

Comparative Study 

HL 10-15 screens plus 3-5 screens making connections to own artwork

SL 10-15 screens only

The CS is submitted as a PDF document, max file size 50 MB

A list of sources submitted as a separate doc, docx, pdf, rtf, 1 MB

Process Portfolio

HL 13-25 screens

SL 9-18 screens

Submitted as PDF max file size 50 MB

An additional screen listing Sources is now required for the Process Portfolio. This page will not affect the number of screens submitted.

Remember to include the minimum number of art making forms for your level


Curatorial Rationale (text file DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF)

  • HL Max 700 words
  • SL Max 400 words

2 Exhibition Overview Photos  ( image files JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF, Max file size 5 MB)


  • HL 8-11
  • SL 4-7

Artworks Image files: JPG, JPEG, PNG,TIF  Video: F4V, M4V, MOV, MP4

Max file size 5 MB images/Video 500 MB, 5 minutes

Additional supporting photographs, 2 per artwork permitted

not required, use where needed, for example a detail of a large piece, a series, a sculpture, an installation

Exhibition texts for each artwork, include title, medium, size and for a brief outline of intentions. Max 500 characters, save as document.

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For the finer details regarding each separate component go to the relevant site pages

E Submission Guidelines

The guidelines for electronic submission of student work are detailed below. Any further changes will be updated here as they are published.An overview of what you need to know:Action

E submission Comparative Study

The externally assessed components, The Comparative Study and the Process Portfolio are digitally uploaded and sent to IBIS where they are assessed by an external examiner.The CS is submitted as a PDF...

E submission Process Portfolio

The Process Portfolio is digitally uploaded on IBIS where it is assessed by an external examiner. Last date for uploading PP is April 30 (October 30 for schools in southern hemisphere) For general submission...

E submission for Exhibition

The materials for the internally assessed ( by you) Exhibition Component are e-submitted as a portfolio of individual files as specified in the following table. The option of submitting these as one PDF...

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