NCEA L1 Visual Arts

ART1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-Higgins

Recommended Prior Learning

Some experiences of Art at Year 9 or 10 would be an advantage. The key thing is to have a willingness to learn, to work hard and to try your best. Everything else can be taught.



ART1 - Level 1 Visual Arts is a full year course. Students will develop a wide range of skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, design and sculpture. Digital art opportunities work alongside the traditional paper based artworks. (A.S.90915) 

There are 5 achievement standards with a total of 30 credits available.

Students are encouraged to draw from their environment and make artworks in various media. (A.S.90914) Additionally, a research project with L1 Literacy credits attached, may be completed (A.S.90913)                 All work completed leads toward the 12 credit folio.

Another standard is available in Term 4 further internal standard completes the year.(A.S.90917)             Further extension of skills in photography, painting and design are encouraged towards Levels 2 and 3 courses.


Level 1 Art portfolio



Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to the course includes the development of skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Students are encouraged to draw from their environment and make artworks in various media. (A.S.90914) Additionally, a research project with L1 Literacy credits attached, may be completed (A.S.90913) All developing skills lead towards the 12 credit folio.

Term 2
Exploration of artmaking skills continues with the addition of photography and design tasks. Students are supported to develop ideas around which their personal project will develop. (A.S.90915)

Term 3
By Term 3, production of artworks for the folio continue. Individualized tasks allow each student to develop their own style within their area of interest. Artwork towards the 12 credit folio concludes at the end of Term 3. (A.S.90916) This is submitted for marking in Term 4.

Term 4
A further internal standard completes the year.(A.S.90917)
Further extension of skills in photography, painting and design are encouraged towards Levels 2 and 3 courses.

Learning Areas:

Arts - Mātauranga Toi, NCEA Level 1



Pathway

NCEA L2 Design A, NCEA L2 Painting B, NCEA L2 Photography B

At levels 2 & 3, students may choose to take more than one Visual Arts subject: Painting, Design, Photography.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional Therapist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Registered Nurse, Agricultural Technician, Anaesthetist, Software Developer, Retail Manager, Patternmaker, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Baker, Dancer, Cafe Worker, Beauty Therapist, Tailor/Dressmaker, Tattoo Artist, Surveyor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Urban/Regional Planner, Chef, Cutter, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Community Development Worker, Industrial Designer, Event Manager, Conservator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Plastics Worker, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Gardener, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Primary School Teacher, Joiner, Librarian, Massage Therapist, Model, Navy Officer, Photographer, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Signmaker, Television Presenter, Geospatial Specialist, Garment Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contribution to the take-home component costs is expected.