Level 2 Art Practical

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Gilroy

This NCEA Level 2 course offers learners the opportunity to build on their art-making skills and extend these into their own personal body of work. Students will be selecting their own themes and subject matter. With guidance from the specialist teacher they will explore a range of artist models and media to create high quality artworks. Learners will create a folio board submission of their artworks for the external assessment that is based on their personal interests and they will participate in exhibitions throughout the year.

There is no written assessment in this course, so it is suitable for learners that enjoy practical activities and for learners with any level of literacy skills.

This course is NCEA Achievement Standards and learners are able to get course endorsements.
This course leads to Level 3 and is University Approved.

Learners will have the opportunity to be assessed in Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture. The Maximum credits for each student is 24.

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 3 Art Digital, Level 3 Art Practical

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 covers the cost of students individual specialist art packs. This includes paints, brushes and stationary.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91311 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting
A.S. 91316 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice
A.S. 91321 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

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Any information, costs or standards may change.