Level 1 Art Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Palamo

This course is a combination of traditional Visual Arts and contemporary Digital Design. Depending on each student's skills, interests and future pathways they will complete a range of Achievement Standards from the Visual Arts and Technology curriculum. The course is an introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to continue with a range of level 2 and 3 NCEA subjects.

- Use drawing methods to apply in-depth knowledge of conventions appropriate to visual arts.
- Develop work in more than one field of practice including: Painting, Design, Photography and Digital Media.
- Implement basic procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome, Website Development and Image Manipulation.
- Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media


Level 2 Digital Design, Level 2 Painting, Level 2 Photography

If you’re creative and imaginative, art could be just what you’re looking for to express yourself. Art may not be a vocational subject – that is, one that leads to a specific career – but this doesn’t mean it won’t be a good preparation for the world of work.

Alongside a range of practical arts skills, art students also have good observational, analytical and research skills, including the ability to solve problems creatively and work well both independently and in groups.


$50 - course contribution costs for materials used in class.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Art, Digital Technology, Creative Technology or in consultation with HoD.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90914 v3 Visual Arts 1.2 - Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media
A.S. 90915 v2 Visual Arts 1.3 - Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice
A.S. 90916 v3 Visual Arts 1.4 - Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media
A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

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