AH2000 - Art History - NCEA Level 2 (course endorsement available)

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What is Art History?

Students who have an interest in art can learn how and why it has been produced. This involves the observation, analysis and interpretation of works of art within their cultural and historical contexts. Students develop the analytical, critical and research skills needed to gain a greater understanding of artistic ideas and concepts. This subject does not require any practical skills in art.

What this course involves

Towards modernism (nineteenth century French art) and art in Aotearoa are used as starting points for students to develop the art historical skills of observation, analysis and understanding of content and context.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

A reasonable level of literacy is required.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91180 Examine the effects of formal elements of art works 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwaUE literacy writing achievement standard
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91181 Examine the meanings conveyed by art works 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwaUE literacy writing achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91182 Examine the influence of context(s) on art works 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwaUE literacy writing achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91183 Examine how media are used to create effects in art works 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91184 Communicate understanding of an art history topic 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91185 Communicate a considered personal response to art works 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91186 Demonstrate understanding of art works in relation to their physical environments 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard