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NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts – Photography and Design
Level 1
Number of Credits: 18

Entry Recommendations: Completion of Year 10 Photography/Design or Painting/Printmaking is recommended, or at the discretion of the Head of Visual Arts Faculty.

Course Outline: The course will involve two parts:

  1. Workbook studies and practical submissions covering artist research, drawing and digital media studies and idea development.
  2. Portfolio, an externally assessed two-panel folio which is thematically linked and demonstrates a range of media and development of ideas.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Understand and analyse the relationship between the production of art works and the contexts in which they are made, viewed and valued.
  • Apply knowledge of a range of conventions from Art practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Develop technical understanding of a range of media.
  • Generate, develop, and clarify ideas, showing understanding of Art practice.
  • Investigate, analyse, and evaluate ideas and interpret artists’ intentions in art works.

Course Costs: $100 for Art materials, workbooks and printing.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Design or IB Art.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning.

This achievement standard requires students to use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice.
6 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
Produce a body of work informed by established practice that develops ideas, using a range of media.
12 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
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