NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Lindsay

Recommended Prior Learning

It is preferable students took this subject in Year 10, and have entry with teacher recommendation.

Students will produce work, presented in a portfolio and assignments on a number of themes, using a variety of media. 

 Students will:

• Use drawing processes and procedures
• Generate and develop ideas in making art works
• Extend ideas in other media techniques

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
Week 6 the first internal is due

Term 2
Week 8 the second internal is due

Term 3
Week 10 the external is due



Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Design, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Painting, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Photography

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended student pay a subject charge of $95. This includes the cost of some of the take home materials used in the course, including drawing materials. eg inks, charcoals, pastels, painting materials, sculpture materials and folio boards.

Yr11 Art pack (order online) containing: A3 Art Diary 2B, 4B, 6B pencils, eraser, glue stick.
Paint brush set - purchase at school Art Dept
Having a laptop or similar device is recommended.

Pathway Tags

Animator, Artist, Photographer, Artistic Director, Teaching, Illustrator, Product Design, Fashion Design, Textiles, Architect, Interior Design, Video Game Design, Web Design, Film and Video Editor, Information Systems, Engineer, Software Developer, Small Business Owner, Website Developer, Website Manage, Research and Development, Product and Support, E-Commerce, Marketing Consultant, Sales and Marketing, ICT Security Specialist, 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, Brand and Identity Designer, Packaging Designer, Visual Designer, Computer Finished Artist, Junior Art Director


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.