Level 3 Visual Art - Painting - Semester A

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Bell

Note: You must take Semester A Painting to be allowed entry into the Semester B course.


The course builds on the skills and knowledge gained in Y12.

The assignment in semester A, involves building knowledge around painting genres and movements within the arts. You will complete a research assignment based on a chosen genre of art and chosen artist models within the genre. You will complete your own annotated drawings with your own subject matter, with heavy influence of the conventions used from your chosen artist models. The assignment will cover both of the standards list below.

You will develop and learn new skills to take forward into semester B where you will complete the Level 3 Portfolio Board.

The work taught will equip students with the skills to gain internal standards and move into semester B.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationary cost: EST. $30
Semester A course cost: $20

Recommended Prior Learning

L2 Portfolio Success.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91441 v2
Painting 3.1 - Analyse methods and ideas from established painting practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91446 v2
Painting 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 8
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.


Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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