Year 13 Art
Where does art and design lead?
Art has a diverse range of applications leading into many career opportunities and further study. These include fine art, exhibition curating, gallery/museum work. Illustration, graphic design, animation, fashion design, interior design, industrial design, architecture, photographic design, commercial photography, education and a wide raft of business (and other) qualifications which require conceptual thinking. The 21st century world of work increasingly demands that learners develop thinking flexibility and creativity. Art courses at senior levels provides this.
Year 11 Art (NCEA Level 1)
This course is a prerequisite for level 2 Painting/design and level 2 Photography. The course includes four achievement standards (24 credits) and offers a wide range of practical art activities as well as an art theory component. Students complete a research assignment, a workbook and a 2 x A1 portfolio. Level 1 art follows on closely form year 10 art and looks more in depth at contemporary and traditional New Zealand art.
Year 12 Painting / Year 12 Photography (NCEA Level 3)
This course is a prerequisite for level 3 photography. It is a foundation photography course that covers camera skills, composition, darkroom image processing, digital imaging and some alternative processes. There are three achievement standards (24 credits) including a research assignment, a workbook and a two board folio. Students are expected to have their own camera and the costs include photographic paper, film, digital paper and a workbook and chemical fee.