Level 2 Visual Art

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Mrkusic

Visual Art at this level is designed specifically to prepare students for independent but guided study at Level 3 NCEA. The course offers students a balance between a structured programme as well as individual expression through the practice of art making.

Year 12 Visual Art
Luisa Stilwell Year 12 Visual Art

Subject Overview

Term 1
Theme / subject matter is chosen. The first internal uses drawing methods to apply understanding of artistic conventions. Artist models are used to present options and students choose from a selection.

Term 2
The second internal develops on from the first to create a sequence of connected work. Works from both internals are selected to start off panel 1 of the portfolio with scope to develop, re-generate and synthesise further.

Term 3
Continue to develop, re-generate and synthesise new work to complete panel 2 of the folio.

Term 4
Reflect on, refine and replace any folio work before the hand-in end of week 2 term 4.


Level 3 Visual Art

Level 1 is usually recommended as entry into Visual Arts but this is not a prerequisite. Sometimes keen Art students who don't take Art at Level 1 choose to come back in at Level 2 and this decision is made after discussion with the HOLA

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are required to purchase a set of 10 acrylic paints and a set of brushes. If these were purchased last year and are still viable then they can be replaced as needed.
The portfolio of practical art work (external exam equivalent) has a charge of $10.00 as this is the take home component

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Visual Art or an interest in making art and an interview with the HOD

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91306 v2 Visual Arts 2.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to painting
A.S. 91311 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting
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.


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.