NCEA Level 2 History of Art
Level 2
Number of Credits: 20

Entry Recommendations: NCEA Level 1 or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: History of Art is concerned with the analysis and interpretation of works of art within their cultural and historical setting. The aims of the course are to teach the students to use and understand the terminology appropriate to the subject, to recognise technical and stylistic conventions, to distinguish between individual and period styles and to understand the function of art within the social context of the time.

Skills developed in this course:

  • Interpretation of style in art work
  • Examination of meaning in art
  • Anaylsis of artistic context in art

Course Costs: $60 for workbook(s).

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 History of Art.

Assessment

AS 91180
Examine the effects of formal elements of art works
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91181
Examine the meanings conveyed by art works
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91185
Communicate a considered personal response to artworks
4 Credits
Literacy
Written Report
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 8
AS 91186
Demonstrate understanding of artworks in relation to their physical environments
4 Credits
Literacy
Written Report
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 9
AS 91184
Communicate understanding of an art history topic
4 Credits
Literacy
Written assignment
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
Level 2 History of Art