PTG3A

NCEA L3 Painting A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-Higgins

Level 3 Painting - Semester A (Code: PTG3A)  - UE List A approved   

This is a course designed for students keen to further develop their existing Painting and general art skills. It is an advanced course where painting skills in media such as acrylic and oil paint are carefully honed towards Merit and Excellence. Students may also choose to upskill in digital painting.  

Mixed media and some sculpture are also encouraged as students explore their choice of ideas. Observational and freehand drawing skills extended and students may also wish to draw digitally. 

The painting process will support the development of research and higher order thinking skills. Students will choose their own ideas, conceptual premise and theme to explore in this course. 


Panel 2 of a Level 3 folio submission related to an identical twin finding their individual identity.

  In Semester B (PTG3B), a 14 credit, 3 panel folio may be produced by those who are choosing Semester A and B (PTG3A + PTG3B) The planning and successful production of the external folio will allow for 'course endorsement'.           

With teacher guidance, every student will produce their own range of ideas and artworks. It will often reflect their interests and aspirations.

Level 3 Painting - A senior student researching and developing ideas in his workbook.

Each folio is unique and the student programme is personalized to the suit the individual. It is their ideas and conceptual journey which must be supported by the kaiako / teacher.

Scholarship, an exam beyond Level 3, is available in this discipline; Painting. Students will 'opt in' and gain regular support and guidance. This is available for anyone who is keen to do what it takes to succeed in a Visual Arts Scholarship submission. We have had many Excellences, Scholarships and Outstanding Scholarships over the recent years. The 'exam' is completed concurrently with the Level 3 years work. Essentially all the gathered workbook information is distilled down to eight A3 pages of inter-connected essence which are submitted in November. (an example page is below)


Course Overview

Semester A
Semester A
– 8 credits - Internals only (3.2 - 4 credits, 3.3 - 4 credits) will be offered.
This is available as a stand-alone 'taster course' or as a gateway to the 14 credit folio (External) and other Level 3 Visual Arts courses.

Students who wish to complete the 14-credit folio (3.4) will need to also select Semester B. (PTG3A + PTG3B)
This enables the possibility of course endorsement.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open entry for Semester A. However, some level of interest or understanding of Art and painting expertise would be an advantage.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contribution to take home components is expected. This will include specialist papers and folio cardboards.

Pathway

This Level 3 course is UE Approved. It is an excellent option for anyone considering a career in any design or art course. Many of the other knowledge gained through this subject, including the high order thinking skills, are desirable and transferrable at tertiary level.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91446 v2
NZQA Info
Painting 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91451 v2
NZQA Info
Painting 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91456 v2
NZQA Info
Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 14
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91460 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.