NCEA Level 1 Visual Art - The World Around Us!

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. YATES

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably has taken an Art at Year 9 or 10 Art

Take items from the world around us and make them into amazing art works. A practical art course where you will explore and build skills through various art disciplines including: painting, printmaking, and sculpture.  Throughout the year you will learn a range of skills using various wet and dry media including: pencil, pen, pastel, collage, paint and ink.  From these skills you will combine them to create a theme-based folio board that interests you.  The skills you learn will allow you to do well in the Year 12 and 13 Art Programmes of Fine Art (Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture), Photography and Design.

(Work from 2020 Level 2 Waiopehu Design Students)




NCEA Level 2 Art Design - Capturing Creativity, NCEA Level 2 Art Photography - Inside the Box, NCEA Level 2 Fine Art - The Artist Studio

Career Pathways

Sales Representative, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Artist, Electronics Engineer, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Retail Sales Assistant, Quantity Surveyor, Model, Photographer, Telemarketer, Marketing Specialist, Software Developer, Journalist, Business Analyst, Architectural Technician, Baker, Naval Architect, Urban/Regional Planner, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Technical Writer, Florist, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, User Experience Designer, Animator/Digital Artist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Film/Television Camera Operator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $70
Stationery Requirements: Included in fees

Pathway Tags

advertising art director, comic book creator, graphic artist, primary teacher, advertising commercial director, comic strip artist, graphic designer, print maker, advertising copy writer, computer graphics designer, greeting card designer, properties artist, advertising creative director, conservator, guide, publicity director, advertising illustrator, corporate designer, hair stylist, puppet maker, advertising photographer, costume designer, haute couturier, renderer, aerial photographer, court artist, illustration agent, researcher, animation director, crafts artisan, illustrator-freelance, restorer, animator (digital/traditional), creative director-advertising, industrial designer, salesperson, antique restorer, curator, industrial photographer, scenic designer, architect, cutter & editor, interior decorator, scientific illustrator, architectural illustrator, dark room technician, interior designer, sculptor, architectural technologist, dentist, jeweler, serigrapher, art auctioneer, design consultant, Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker


Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.