Level 1 Art Design and Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Cooper

A practical course providing foundation skills in both Art Design and Photography.

Students will use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software to digitally manipulate their own photographs to create photomontage and marketing design works. A mixed media approach is also encouraged through hand generated drawing and collage tasks. 

This course is highly recommended for students wanting to study Art Design or Photography at Level 2.


Level 2 Art Design, Level 2 Art History, Level 2 Art Photography, Level 2 Visual Arts

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Art, Year 10 Art Design or 10 MUAT or at the discretion of the HOD.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90915 v2 Visual Arts 1.3 - Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice
A.S. 90916 v3 Visual Arts 1.4 - Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.


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