Level 3 Visual Art - Painting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Carlan-Riddell

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Painting course, achieved level or above, or other relevant art or painting experience, with approval from teacher in charge of Painting.

The Painting course involves building knowledge around painting genres and movements within the arts. You will decide on an individual theme for your painting work for the year, and write a proposal. You will then 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 and paintings with your own subject matter, using the influence of the conventions used from your chosen artist models. The internal assignments will be integrated and lead to and support the externally assessed Level 3 portfolio project. 

Technical instruction in Painting and other supporting media of your choice is included in the course. Extension of your chosen style of working is individualised and supported to suit your chosen style, for instance illustrative or expressionistic.

Some literacy credits availble.



Career Pathways

Conservator, Curator, Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Software Developer, Architect, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Film and Video Editor, Tailor/Dressmaker, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Mechanical Engineer, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Upholsterer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Photographer, Printer, Signmaker, User Experience Designer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationary cost: estimated at $70, depending on what materials the students already have.

Assessment Information There are 2 compulsory internals, one optional internal, and one external assessment (portfolio).
Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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
4r *
A.S. 91446 v2 Painting 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
A.S. 91451 v2 Painting 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice
A.S. 91456 v2 Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Exhibition designer, Fine artist, Further education teacher, Higher education lecturer, Illustrator, Museum/gallery curator, Printmaker, Secondary school teacher, Art therapist, Arts administrator, Commercial art gallery manager, Interior and spatial designer, Museum/gallery exhibitions officer, Multimedia programmer, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor


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 2022.