NCEA Level 1 Art Digital 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Perera

Recommended Prior Learning

While satisfactory performance in Year 10 Art Digital would be helpful, students may be given entry without the completion of Year 10 at the Head of Department’s discretion. Students and their parents are welcome to contact the HOD of Art to discuss details of the course.

Art 101 Digital

This course focuses on teaching and extending both traditional and contemporary art making techniques. The course will include an element of drawing and collage as well as photography and digital design. With reference to works by national and international artists, students will create explore their subject matter through a series of drawings and photographs and then extend on these ideas to create resolved digital compositions for illustrations, posters and book covers etc.

They will have the opportunity to explore either a fairytale, myth/legend or oral narrative from their culture in their years work. 

The main focus will be on the external standard worth 12 credits. For this, students create a two panel folio of multi-media artworks. Students complete two internal Achievement Standards. These standards are learning standards to support and enhance the external folio.

This course may lead on to Level 2 Visual Art Design and Photography. These disciplines continue as separate subjects in Level 3 for University Entrance.

Students are only able to take one art course at Year 11 – either 101ART Digital or 101ART Practical.

Course Overview

Term 1
Internal assessment AS90914 (1.2): 4 credits
Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media.

Term 2
Internal assessment AS90915 (1.3): 6 credits
Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice.

Term 3
External assessment AS90916 (1.4): 12 credits
Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media

Term 4
External assessment AS90916 (1.4): 12 credits
Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 2 Art 201, NCEA Level 2 Art Design 201, NCEA Level 2 Photography 201

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a $40 donation to cover a portion of the materials used in class. Students will also be expected to purchase $20 credit for all individual printing and copying.

Pathway Tags

Animator, Concept Artist, Digital Illustrator, Digital 3D Modeller, Web Designer, iPhone / Android App Designer, Television / Film Producer, Documentary Film Maker, Camera Operator, Film Editor, Special Effects Designer, Video Game Design, You Tube Video Creator, Advertising Director, Logo / Branding Designer, Sign Writer, Magazine Layout Designer, Book / eBook Designer, Packaging Designer, Calendar / Stationary / Wallpaper Designer, Typographer, Industrial Designer / Bridge Designer, Toy Designer, Utensil Designer, Miniature Model Maker / Mock up Artist, Stained Glass Window Designer, Prop Designer, Food Product Designer, Potter / Ceramic Designer, Wood Turner / Carver, Mosaic Designer, Jeweller, Glass Artist, Airbrush Artist / Spray Painter, Architectural Illustrator, Book Illustrator, Graphic Illustrator, Technical / Textbook Illustrator, Storyboard Illustrator, Cartoonist / Caricaturist, Commercial Artist, Fine Artist (painter, sculptor etc.), Printmaker / Screen Printer, Courtroom Artist, Art Conservationist, Special Effects Makeup / Creature Design, Mural Artist, Tattoo Artist, Fibre Artist, Accessories Designer (Shoes / Bags / hats), Dressmaker, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Designer / Sports Apparel Designer, Fashion Merchandising, Pattern Maker, Costume Designer, Home Wares Designer, Fabric / Textiles Designer, Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer / Town Planner, Playground / Theme Park / Sports Arena / Golf Course Designer, Interior Designer / Decorator, Film Set / Stage Design, Advertising Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Photo Journalist, Food Photographer, Portrait Photographer, Underwater Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Director of Photography, Art School Director, Primary School Teacher, Intermediate Art Teacher, College Art Teacher, University Lecturer / Professor, Private Art Instructor, Art Therapist, Art Dealer, Artist Agent, Food Stylist, Florist, Display and Exhibition Planner, Art / Design / Colour Consultant, Gallery Owner / Assistant, Museum Curator, Personal Stylist, Picture Framer, Online Curator, Art curriculum writer, Art Historian, Art Critic, Arts Administrator, Arts and Cultural Planner, Website owner / Blogger, Graphic Novel Author