NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Lindsay

Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum 12 credits in Level 1 visual arts.

Design students will learn to solve clearly defined design problems. They will develop an awareness of existing Art and Design practice and apply it to solutions shown in drawings, notes, models and finished work.

Students will produce work, presented in a folio, and assignments on a range of themes. The course is assessed through achievement standards that cover the curriculum with total credits of 20.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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 8 first internal is due

Term 2
Week 7 second internal is due

Term 3
Week 10 the external is due



Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Design

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students pay the subject charge of $40. This covers the cost of all the take home materials used in the course and a yearly license fee for Photoshop. Photoshop would be installed on a personal computer.
2x A3 clearfile.
Students are expected to pay for their own printing costs.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker


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.