Year 10 Art

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Gilroy

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

This course is for students that wish to explore a range of creative art making processes and ideas. Learners will be working with different materials throughout the year to learn new techniques and express themselves through their art works.

Learners will be working in the art department with specialist teachers to create digital and practical artworks. Some of the skills covered in this course are Digital Photography, Photoshop, Illustration, Clay Sculpture, Stop Motion Animation, Character Drawing (Manga and Fantasy), Painting and Printmaking.

Year 10 Art offers Level 1 NCEA credits, so learners can get a head start on their Level 1 Certificate.

This is an exciting course that caters for students individual ideas and leads to Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA courses that are University Approved and eligible for course endorsements and scholarships. 

The graduate vision statement for Visual Arts Students is “I am an artist and critical thinker, able to work collaboratively and develop innovative visual ideas in the creation of quality creative products.”


Level 1 Art Digital, Level 1 Art Practical, Level 1 Maori Visual Arts

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need their own stationary - Pencil, Eraser, Ruler. All other materials such as clay and paint are provided by the Art Department.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90917 v3 Visual Arts 1.5 - Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural conventions
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional Therapist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Arborist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Sound Technician, Author, Beauty Therapist, Tailor/Dressmaker, Metal Worker, Tattoo Artist, Fabrication Engineer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Communications Professional, Industrial Designer, Event Manager, Conservator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Street/Park Cleaner, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Welder, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Nanny/Child Carer, Photographer, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Signmaker, Teacher Aide, Garment Technician


Any information, costs or standards may change.