NCEA Level 2 Art History 201
Teacher in Charge: Miss K. Stachurski
Art History at level 2 will give students the opportunity to learn about interpreting art and further their understanding of art in context. They will also examine historical events that influenced the art and how art changed as a response to humanity. This knowledge can deepen the application of and meaning behind the art that they create and allow them to develop their work and ability to think critically and ask critical questions. The students also have the opportunity to develop their literacy skills with a new focus while learning about both traditional and contemporary art.
This course allows students to examine key art movements throughout history such as Dadaism, Cubism, and art as a response to inequities. Students will also examine significant art pieces to be deconstructed through analysis, and contexts and environments in which art movements and pieces were created. This course is helpful for students seeking to extend into tertiary education in both the arts and history sectors as it provides helpful background and contexts.
A link to Matauranga Maori will be explored through the cultural context of Maori artists and traditional practices.
We look at modern and international artists and how their work is affected by the physical environment around it. Later in the term we will explore abstract expressionism and the process in which it is created
We begin looking at art during the segregation and racial injustices of 20th century America. We also formulate our own responses and critiques to famous Surrealist and Dadaist works.
A focus on Maori artists and traditional artistry within a cultural context. The last part of this term we will begin revision for our externals.
The remaining weeks of this term are for external revision.
Recommended Prior Learning
Although there are no compulsory courses, it will help if students have achieved literacy at NCEA Level 1.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
We are planning to have some gallery trips during the year that may have transportation costs.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
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