ART DESIGN 31S - Semester

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Soltero

Students develop and extend ideas in a mature body of art/design work with teacher guidance. They produce a sophisticated art/design work that can from the basis of their submission if they wish to apply to any art/design based tertiary programme. 

In this course:

• Students select their own theme with teacher guidance within one of three categories: Product, Event or Awareness. 

• Students do not need to know how to draw but we do use sketch books.

• Students learn to use digital media by first working out ideas in their sketch books and then finding the best way to digitally develop these ideas (with teacher guidance and support) working with Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator.

Future Possibilities 

Successful completion of ARD31S provides students with some of the content necessary to apply to tertiary Art and/or Design courses. These courses often require the submission of a folio showcasing a range of work, therefore it is recommended that students considering studying Art and/or Design at University enrol in two of the following Level 3 courses: Art Design, Art Photography, Art Painting, Art Printmaking, Art Sculpture. 

See Mr Soltero for more information.

Recommended Prior Learning

Maturity, enthusiasm and ability to work independently are required. Successful completion of a Level 2 Art Design course, either full year or a semester course, is required. Students who have not successfully completed a Level 2 Art Design course may not be able to undertake the full semester course and should consult with Mr Soltero.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91445 v2 Design 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
Total Credits
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.

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

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