NCEA Level 3 Fine Art - The Artist's Muse

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. YATES

Recommended Prior Learning

It is important to have studied Painting at Level 2 or at least another Art discipline at Level 2.

(Work from 2020 Level 3 Waiopehu Fine Art Students)

You will look for your muse from which to inflame your creative passions in an expression of inspirational art works.  For hundreds of years artists have sought a muse to ignite their creative spark that feeds the dreams of each new civilization.  Your ultimate goal is to inspire and transcend the benign and ordinary and rise on the flames of inspiration and creativity to create a range of outstanding art works.

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.



Career Pathways

Artist, Artistic Director, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Media Producer, Hairdresser/Barber, Business Analyst, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Urban/Regional Planner, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Florist, Game Developer, Landscaper, Animator/Digital Artist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Naval Architect, Information Technology Architect, Landscape Architect, Geospatial Specialist, Curator, Sales Representative, Sales and Marketing Manager, Telemarketer, Marketing Specialist, Software Developer, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, User Experience Designer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $75 (this includes all art materials)
Stationery Requirements: Included in 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, 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.