Art (Visual)

By For more information - Ms Thomson | Posted: Saturday July 31, 2021

LEVEL ONE

Code: L1ART

Course of Study 

Level One Visual Art looks at a selected subject or theme and develops it in a range of wet and dry media. There is an emphasis on drawing and learning new skills to make artwork. Students look to artists to help generate ideas around the subject matter. Ideas are developed into Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media and Printmaking outcomes. Art is linked to the Creative Industries Pathway. Problem solving technical skills, innovation and originality are used in a wide range of jobs and careers. People who can think creatively and can communicate concepts are highly sought after by employers.

Assessment 

Internal 

10 credits 

External 

12 credits

Costs 

The department bulk purchases the specialist art materials required for NCEA courses. Students pay a $20.45 donation to contribute towards their Art course, with the Folio being taken home, following assessment.

Entry Criteria 

Year 10 Art is highly recommended as it is a foundation course for L1 but students may be accepted after talking to HoD. Year 12 students who did not do Art in Year 11 may do L1.


LEVEL TWO

Code: L2ART

Course of Study 

This practical Visual Art course begins with traditional processes and procedures and then looks towards contemporary art practice to inform students’ original work. Negotiated subject matter and artist models allow for greater independence as the year progresses towards the external folio. Art is linked to the Creative Industries Pathway. Problem solving, technical skills, innovation and originality are used in a wide range of jobs and careers. People who can think creatively and can communicate concepts are highly sought after by employers.

Assessment 

Internal 

8 credits 

External 

12 credits

Costs 

The department bulk purchases the specialist art materials required for NCEA courses. Students contribute $20.45 for their Art course, with the Folio being taken home, following assessment.

Entry Criteria 

It is expected that you will have been successful at Level 1 Art and that you will be motivated to learn new ways of working.


LEVEL THREE

Code: L3ART

Course of Study

This course allows flexibility to work with negotiated subject matter and artist models in an individual programme. The external standard requires students to execute a three-panel folio in Painting. (Printing and Sculpture course negotiable.) You will:

  • investigate and use ideas and methods in the context of a drawing study in a field of your choice (painting, printmaking or sculpture.)
  • produce original work within a field of your choice (painting, printmaking or sculpture) to show extensive knowledge of art-making methods and ideas

Art is linked to the Creative Industries Pathway. Problem solving, technical skills, innovation and originality are used in a wide range of jobs and careers. People who can think creatively and can communicate concepts are highly sought after by employers.

Assessment

Internal 

8 credits 

External 

14 credits

Costs 

The department bulk purchases the specialist art materials required for NCEA courses. Students contribute $20.45 for their Art course, with the Folio being taken home, following assessment.

Entry Criteria 

It is expected you will have been successful at Level 2 and be motivated to learn new ways of working.

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