Singapore University of Social Sciences

Assessment in Art and Design

Assessment in Art and Design (BAE309)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Assessment constitutes an important part of teaching, as well as learning. In this module, students will be introduced to the education foundations of assessment, purposes of assessments and meaningful use of the various modes of assessments. In addition, special emphasis will be given to formative assessment and performance assessment strategies applicable to the art classroom.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Review of major learning theories
  • Summative assessments
  • Formative assessments
  • Challenges of assessment in visual arts
  • Rubrics and criteria in art assessment
  • Development of assessment for local classroom

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the various learning theories and their influences on assessment.
  • Examine different assessment approaches in teaching and learning.
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of various modes of assessment.
  • Appraise the appropriateness of an assessment approach for the purpose it serves
  • Design assessment tasks that are authentic and comprehensive in capturing learning.
  • Construct rubrics for various modes of assessment and use them in an educationally enriching manner.
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