NCEA Level 2 Fine Art - The Artist Studio

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. YATES

Recommended Prior Learning

It is important to have studied Level 1 Visual Art Design or at least taken Art at Year 10 to a successful conclusion.

Using allegory and metaphor, you will begin your artistic pursuit of visual splendour.  The artist studio has been an alluring mysterious space where the artist is viewed as the avant-garde, a prophet highlighting the future of civilization.  You will visually explore a theme and develop a range of inspirational images.

You will develop ideas around a theme and style, and explore a range of drawing techniques within your chosen field of practice (Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture).  After developing initial ideas as part of the internal assessments, you will use these ideas as a basis for developing work for your external folio assessment.

(Work from Level 2 Waiopehu Fine Art Students)




NCEA Level 3 Art Design - Creativity in Action, NCEA Level 3 Art Photography - Outside the Box, NCEA Level 3 Fine Art - The Artist's Muse

This course leads to further study in Fine Art, Architecture, Graphic, Product, Interior, Web or Landscape Design, Film or Animation and a range of other careers in the Art, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, Art History and Design fields following Tertiary study. The Visual Arts are a valued subject when entering other areas of study due to the creative thinking and problem solving skills it develops.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Survey Technician, Aeroplane Pilot, Product Assembler, Artist, Artistic Director, Auctioneer, Automotive Technician, Metal Worker, Tattoo Artist, Fabrication Engineer, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Entertainer, Buyer, Surveyor, Clinical Physiologist, Chef, Science Technician, Emergency Management Officer, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Conservator, Make-up Artist, Curator, Customs Officer, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Electronics Trades Worker, Driller, Early Childhood Teacher, Engineering Machinist, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Welder, Media Producer, Geophysicist, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Radiation Therapist, Printer, Recycler/Dismantler, Valuer, Mining Engineer, Copywriter, Aeronautical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Business Analyst, Patternmaker, Statistician, Architect, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Electronics Engineer, Baker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Telecommunications Engineer, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Electrical Engineering Technician, Environmental Engineer, Florist, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Scaffolder, Signmaker, User Experience Designer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Security Consultant, Garment Technician, Sales Representative, Sales and Marketing Manager, Agricultural Technician, Telemarketer, Marketing Specialist, Historian, Geologist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $75 (this cost includes all art materials)
Stationery Requirements: included in contribution cost

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, 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


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