Level 1 Art

Course Description

Contact Person: A. Heinz

This is a practical art course which is designed to develop a student’s skills in two and three-dimensional work, using a range of techniques and media. Students will be encouraged to explore themes around themselves and their environment and develop artwork from that. 

The course encourages Students to make appropriate choices and connections between ideas and media, to develop a critical awareness of artists’ works and processes, develop thinking skills and to begin to develop a personal Art style while enjoying the process. 

Contributions and Equipment

$45 for materials

Entry Requirements

Option Year 9 and 10 Art is preferred but not always essential


Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90914 v3
Visual Arts 1.2 - Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90915 v2
Visual Arts 1.3 - Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90916 v3
Visual Arts 1.4 - Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Artist, Diversional Therapist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Patternmaker, Arborist, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Baker, Metal Worker, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Urban/Regional Planner, Chef, Draughtsperson, Cutter, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Communications Professional, Industrial Designer, Event Manager, Conservator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Medical Radiation Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Florist, Game Developer, Gardener, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Primary School Teacher, Joiner, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Nanny/Child Carer, Photographer, Printer, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Television Presenter, Telecommunications Network Planner, Animation, Robotics Designer Video and Film: Software Engineer, Makeup and Prosthetics, Animations and Digital Artist, Sound Recording and Production Media - TV, Music Videos Graphics: 2D Animator, Illustrator, Brand and Identity Designer, Packaging Designer, Visual Designer, Computer Finished Artist, Junior Art Director, Textile Designer, Architect, Interior Designer, Video Game Designer, Web Designer, Film and Video Editor, Information Systems, Engineer, Software Developer, Small Business Owner, Website Developer, Website Manager, Research and Development, Product and Support, E-Commerce, Marketing Consultant, Sales and Marketing, ICT Security Specialist,


Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.

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