NCEA Level 3 Art Design - Creativity in Action

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. YATES

Recommended Prior Learning

It is helpful to have studied Fine Art, Design or Photography at Level 2.

By following the design process and using a myriad of traditional and digital mark making techniques you will select and resolve a design brief with your creative flair and passion.

You will learn to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to design publicity, 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 3 Waiopehu Design Students)



Career Pathways

Business Analyst, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Architect, Architectural Technician, Baker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Urban/Regional Planner, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Industrial Designer, Technical Writer, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Florist, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Printer, User Experience Designer, Garment Technician, Animator/Digital Artist, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Beauty Therapist, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Event Manager, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Curator, Demonstrator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Model, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Signmaker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $80 (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.