Level 3 Art Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Oddy

This course is ideally suited to students who have completed a Level 2 course in Art Design but entry can be granted through other Visual Arts pathways with HOD permission. Level 3 Art Designs allows students who are interested in pursuing Design the opportunity to fully explore their own pathways using established design processes and Adobe digital applications. Students will design their own project and be supported through the portfolio development process. This course will greatly assist students who wish to continue with tertiary study in Design.

Recommended Prior Learning

Achieve Level 2 Design with 24 credits; Level 2 Practical Art, or Level 2 Photography. Must have at least 12 credits with one internal standard at Merit OR at the discretion of the HOD.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

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
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91455 v2
Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 14
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

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.


Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths 

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