NCEA Level 2 Art History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. YATES

Recommended Prior Learning

This is an open entry course provided you have established a reasonable standard in literacy rich subjects at NCEA Level 1.

Art History is a highly relevant area of study.  Throughout history art work and visual images have been used to comment on society and to challenge the status quo.  This tradition continues today and is arguably growing more powerful due to dominance of the visual image in mainstream and social media.  By looking at art works we see how both art and historical events influence and inform each other.  There is a skills focus on analytical and forma writing and on research.  Areas of study include but are not limited to:

  • Neo Classicism and the French Revolution and the Enlightenment
  • Romanticism and the Myth of the Orient
  • Realish and the Industrial Revolution
  • Impressionism and Bourgeoisie
  • Post Impressionism and Modernism



Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Auctioneer, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $25
Stationery Requirements:

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work, Survey Tech, 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


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