NCEA Level 2 Art Design - Capturing Creativity

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. YATES

Recommended Prior Learning

It is helpful to have studied Visual Art or Design/Photography at Level 1.

Demonstrate your creativity through this course.  You will select a brief and explore design ideas and solutions to fulfill the underlying intentions of the brief.  You will look to gain inspiration from a range of sources and designers and explore a range of media including digital and traditional forms to help aid the creative process.

You will learn to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to design publicity for a project, event or business of your choice.  You will explore various elements of design which include typography, illustration, image-making, product branding, website design, user experience design, and animation.  By the end of the course you will be able to understand how to visually communicate your ideas to a wider audience.  There is now an option to submit your work as a digital portfolio for the external standard for those interested in animation or time-based projects.

(Work from 2020 Level 2 Waiopehu Design 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 leads to further study in Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design, Advertising, Animation, and Illustration), Web Design, and UX Design. Art Design can be used in the Fine Arts, Photography, Art History, Architecture, Fashion and Moving Image fields in tertiary study as well.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Sales Representative, Sales and Marketing Manager, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Auctioneer, Electronics Engineer, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Urban/Regional Planner, Retail Sales Assistant, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Technical Writer, Legal Executive, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Media Producer, Florist, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Hairdresser/Barber, Telemarketer, Valuer, User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $75 (this includes all art materials)
Stationery Requirements: Included with course contribution

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.