Visual Arts Graded Examination 2023
The Visual Arts Graded Examination (VAGE) 2023 is back! VAGE is open for children minimum age 5 years old to adult who likes visual arts and obtain a certain level of arts foundation. There is no restriction on nationality, occupation, or education background.
Exam Date 1:
17 Sept 2023, Sunday
Exam Date 2:
24 Sept 2023, Sunday
9AM - 6PM
To be informed once receiving total no.of candidates.
1st August 2023 - 16th Sept 2023
Total Exam Fee Payable
1 & 2
3 & 4
5 & 6
7 & 8
9 & 10
The Graded Exam consists of Grades 1 to 10 with Distinction, Merit, Pass and Fail.
There is No reference allowed, No limit to theme and medium (except digital art) for the examination.
Materials are not provided during the examination except the A3 paper, water for clean brush. Candidates need to prepare and bring their own materials for VAGE.
The copyright in all candidates’ works shall be dealt with in accordance with the AAS Copyright Policy. The ownership of the submitted works remains with AAS.
Student are encouraged to apply for the grade according to their actual level.
Exam Grades as Reference*
Grade 1 - 3:
5 - 6 Years Old
Primary School Students
Secondary School Students
16 Years Old and Above
Grade 1 - 5:
Grade 1 - 7:
Grade 1 - 10:
The artworks will be expected to take one month for evaluation and grading by judging panel based on the following criteria:
Supporting artworks as reference
Grading Criteria & Duration
*Candidates are required to submit their supporting artworks online while they register based on the applied grade and according to the criteria as above.
Confirmation of Registration
A confirmation email will be sent to candidates to inform the date, time, venue, candidate number and more details one week before the exam.
Once registered, strictly no refunded or retaken for candidates who fail to take the exam due to personal reason.
Result and Certificate
Please note that the result will be announced through WhatsApp message and / or Email. the certificate of graded examination will be sending to you by post.
There will be NO review of results and NO re-examination. The examiners’ decision is final.