NCEA Level 2 Art 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Compulsory: Level 1 Visual Art with 16 credits or more. This constitutes AS 90914 and 90916. This 201 course is more suited to students who gained Merit or higher for the folio in Art 101.


In this course students get to experience two very different areas in the Visual Arts. It offers specialization and in-depth development of multi-media Art work in the fields of Printmaking and Painting. This will allow students to choose one or more of the specialized subjects available at Level 3. Students will be encouraged to develop and express their ‘visual voice’. They will select and develop their response to a social or political theme and subject matter using Artist models to both problem solve and extend their ideas. They will have the option to complete an external folio in either Painting or Printmaking. Students who enjoy digital techniques will be able to explore these approaches using their own devices/applications.

Interested students should view the slide show of student work provided in the 'Useful Links' section.

This course is essential for those considering Level 3 Painting and/or Printmaking, and for those contemplating a career in the creative industries. (Students preparing portfolios for application to Tertiary courses use much of their work from Level 2 Visual Art).

All Visual Arts subjects offered allow students to study Fine Arts, Design and /or Photography at a Tertiary Level. Many degrees have a more general first year from which students can select and specialize in a particular area. The key is to have developed your 'creative' brain and to have broad practical experience of the creative process.

Learning Areas:


Detailed Course Outline Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Painting 301, NCEA Level 3 Print Making 301

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Donation to cover portion of materials used: $90.00. No days out of school are planned at this stage although should a relevant exhibition occur a trip may take place.

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

Useful Links