Level 3 Visual Arts - Painting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms W. van Heeswijk

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Practical work in drawing and acrylic painting and or drawing and digital painting. The generation of a theme, brainstorm and clarification of ideas. Research models of practice that influence the generation and development of artworks and presentation of a portfolio of work.

The practical and investigative skills developed from this course leads to the creative industries, the study of fine arts, graphic art, photography, architecture, design, spatial design, education, game and animation art and design, the film industry, museum and gallery curating, textile design, jewellery design, magazine and book design.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All course related materials for use in class will be supplied by the school. However, a recommended list of materials for use at home is as follows. A3 heavyweight stock sketchbook, Selection of shading pencils that include HB, 2B, 4B, a basic acrylic painting set, a watercolour set and a selection of paint brushes.

Recommended Prior Learning

Permission from the HOD of Visual Arts or 12 credits Level 2 Visual Arts Painting or Level 2 Design, Level 2 Photography.

Exclusions: a maximum of TWO Visual Arts courses may be taken.

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. 91451 v2 Painting 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice
A.S. 91456 v2 Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.


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