AR3300 - Design - NCEA Level 3 (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

In Level 3 Design, students study, develop and produce a body of work. They learn to critically engage, evaluate and investigate artistic procedures and practices. Researching the work of contemporary artists and designers informs the development of their own ideas. Students can produce a body of work in Design by completing the two internals culminating in the portfolio external standard. Although the emphasis is on design, student work can demonstrate influences from printmaking, photography, painting and sculpture.

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

NCEA Level 2 Design or equivalent study and experience of digital media applications (Photoshop, InDesign). All enquiries regarding equivalency should be directed to the senior teacher of the subject prior to enrolment and registration.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91445 Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91450 Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91455 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice 2 14 External
CrCreative Industries recommended standard