AH3000 - Art History - NCEA Level 3 (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

The focus of this course is Renaissance art, a period that helped shape the history of art. Students learn to analyse and interpret art within a cultural and historical context. The option offered is Late Renaissance to Mannerism.

This course is recommended to students with an interest in the arts, English, history or classical studies. It is also useful for students considering further tertiary study in any of these areas. It is not necessary to have studied Art History at Level 2.

New Zealand Scholarship exams are designed to extend very high-achieving Level 3 students. Those who wish to enter the New Zealand Scholarship exam in this subject must discuss this option with their Te Kura subject teacher.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

A good level of literacy is required.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91482 Demonstrate understanding of style in art works 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91483 Examine how meanings are communicated through art works 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91484 Examine the relationship(s) between art and context 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91485 Examine the impact of media and processes on art works 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91486 Construct an argument based on interpretation of research in art history 1 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91487 Examine the different values placed on art works 1 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91488 Examine the relationship(s) between a theory and art works 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91489 Analyse texts about art 1 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard