NCEA Level 3 Painting 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Ross

Recommended Prior Learning

8 credits in Level 2 Painting. Students who achieved Merit or higher in the Level 1 Visual Art external standard may also be considered.

Painting 301
This course is formatted to allow students 2 options. Students can do four 4 credit internal assignments (16 credits in total) which will count as a UE subject. They will be able to create highly individual large-scale works using contemporary, mixed media painting techniques. They can also choose the folio option for a mixture of internals and the 3 board external folio similar to the other Level 3 Art subjects. The first option should be considered by students taking multiple visual arts subjects. For both options, students will begin by choosing a subject and style they are interested in and this will become the basis for their year’s work. They will create work showing at least one established form of painting. Their chosen subject will be explored through research and drawing notes, developed sequences of drawing, and small and large works which develop, clarify and resolve their ideas.

 Interested students should view the slide show in the 'Useful Links' section.

UE Approved Subject

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Donation to cover portion of materials used: $90.00 ($80.00 + $10.00 Photocopying for individual copying and printing). Students will receive all materials in class. There may be a trip to Te Papa to view original works of art and to hear a talk on various themes in NZ and international art. The cost for the Te Papa trip is approximately $10.00

Pathway Tags

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Useful Links