Singapore University of Social Sciences

Assessment in Art and Design

Assessment in Art and Design (BAE309)


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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