Level 3 Visual Art

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course engages the students academically and creatively. They will continue to build on their knowledge of art making traditions, extend ideas and clarify outcomes. This course demands a rigorous output of artwork and a high level of commitment to developing a comprehensive body of work that is both conceptual and technically astute. This course at Level Three is teacher guided unlike Level One and Two which is teacher directed. NZQA stipulates a guided course at Level Three as preparation for Tertiary Study. 

Year 13 Visual Art
Karen Villareal Year 13 Visual Art

Subject Overview

Term 1
Determine theme/issue or subject matter that forms the basis of the guided course of study at level 3
First internal uses drawing to demonstrate understanding of painting conventions.

Term 2
Second internal uses drawing ( includes collage, painting, printmaking )to systematically and sequentially clarify visual ideas. These 2 internals start of the external portfolio

Term 3
Continue developing, re-generating and synthesising visual ideas on panel 2 and 3

Term 4
Continue developing, re-generating and synthesising visual ideas on panel 2 and 3 ready for hand-in end of week 3 term 4.

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 3 panel portfolio of practical art work (external exam equivalent) has a charge of $15.00 as this is the take home component

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Visual Art is strongly recommended or an interview with the HOD

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. 91440 v2 Design 3.1 - Analyse methods and ideas from established design practice
4r *
A.S. 91446 v2 Painting 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
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: 30

* 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: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 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.