Level 1 Visual Arts - Digital Media

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms W. van Heeswijk

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement in Year 9 or Year 10 Visual Arts is preferable but not essential. Have an interest in drawing and digital art making is required. If new to Art, must seek approval from HOD Visual Arts, Mr Glynn Hambridge.

Exclusions: Students in this course may not take 11ART.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Research, e-learning, drawing, illustration, designing, digital photography, digital painting, Photoshop, folio presentation, exhibition of artwork.

Tangata whenua have the option of creating artworks reflective of Maori art in 11ADM. Maori students will research established Maori artists whose art will inform a body of work for the year. Art mediums include drawing, painting and digital painting in Photoshop. Students will generate artworks for the Internal and External Achievement Standards offered in this course.

This course leads to Level 2, Level 3 Visual Arts Design/Photography, and tertiary study for a wide range of careers: Graphic design, product design, display design, interior design, spatial design, architecture, packaging, magazine and book design, animation, illustration, computer graphics, fashion design, textile design, photography, creative industries, and education.


Year 11 Options, Creative Arts

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2 Visual Arts - Design, Level 2 Visual Arts - Painting, Level 2 Visual Arts - Photography

Career Pathways

Print Finisher, User Experience Designer, Architect, Landscape Architect, Animator/Digital Artist, Patternmaker, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Auctioneer, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Curator, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Photographer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All course related materials for use in class will be supplied by the school. It is highly recommended that a 16GB USB flash drive is purchased and that students sign up for the discount priced Adobe license offered by the school, which will allow students access to Abode Photoshop at home.


Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.