Level 3 Painting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Robson

At this Level students should have good drawing skills and painting ability. This course focuses on the development of ideas through a self selected and self researched theme. This course will give you University Entrance if you complete the external Achievement Standard.

The main focus of the course is to develop and  refine skills in developing ideas that are systematic and evolve over the year to produce original artworks (at least aim to), through researching a theme and through researching relevant established arts practice. The theme should be a concept that is based on something like a cultural, political, social, historical or environmental issue that you, the student have insight or personal views on. Alternatively the theme could be based on exploring formal properties of art-making.

Planned Total Credits Offered 18

Optional assignment Credits Offered 4

For further information see: Ms Robson

Entry Requirements

Students must have passed their Level 2 Painting Folio Board or have gained at least 14 credits in Level 2 Painting. Students with no art background and who have talent in drawing and painting who wish to take up Level 3 Painting need to see Ms. Robson regarding entry into this course prior to commencement.

Level 3 Painting will suit students who enjoy and have talent in drawing and painting. Students will need to be able to think creatively and imaginatively to develop ideas. Students would also need to finish off artworks outside of lesson time.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91446 v2 Painting 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
A.S. 91456 v2 Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
A.S. 91460 v2 Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.