Level 3 Art

Course Description

What is Art?

Visual Art is a creative subject that will provide students with an opportunity to develop art knowledge and skills. They will create artworks while learning about the work of various artists and the cultural and social contexts that their artworks reflect. Students can study visual arts to gain qualifications or just for general interest.

What this course involves

In level 3 painting, students can study, develop and produce a body of work. They will learn to critically engage, evaluate and investigate artistic procedures and practices. Researching the work of contemporary artists will inform the development of their own ideas. Although the emphasis is on painting, student work can demonstrate influences from design, printmaking, sculpture and photography. New Zealand Scholarship exams are designed to extend very high achieving level 3 students.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Own materials at home for continued work outside of class time.

Recommended Prior Learning Success ar an NCEA Level 2 Visual Art course or equivalent.
Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91456 v2 Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
A.S. 91451 v2 Painting 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice
A.S. 91446 v2 Painting 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.