AR2000 - Visual Arts - NCEA Level 2 (course endorsement available)

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What is Art?

Visual arts is a subject that allows students to express and develop their creativity, while developing their knowledge and skills. Students create their own artworks while learning about the work of other artists and the cultural and social contexts that these artworks reflect. Students can study visual arts to gain qualifications or to explore their interest in art.

What this course involves

From a foundation of NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts, students continue to critically develop ideas and creative approaches to making artworks. Students can produce a body of work in Painting by completing multiple internal standards culminating in the portfolio external standard. Alternatively, students can undertake two internal standards in Photography and/or Design.

For students not wanting to complete a full art programme, it is possible, with the consultation of the senior teacher, to undertake AS91325: Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions, (Visual Arts 2.5). This is a single, standalone standard in any art discipline. This opportunity particularly suits students with existing interest and skills, a passion project or artist mentor relationship. Projects should strongly identify with a specific art tradition or art field convention.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

NCEA Level 1 Visual Art course or equivalent.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91306 Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to painting 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91310 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91311 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91312 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91315 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91316 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91317 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91321 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting 2 12 External
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91325 Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard