Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

L1 Visual Arts (L1ART)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Keir.

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners must be prepared to keep up with all tasks. This course caters to both academic and non-academic students, however good time management skills and an ability to think creatively are essential. This course is a pre-requisite to NCEA Level 2 Painting/Sculpture.

Learners will investigate and explore their world and their place in it. We have a strong focus on local context, mātauranga Māori and students' own cultural identity. 

The Level 1 Visual Arts course is designed to explore a range of techniques and disciplines within Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & Printmaking establishing a basis from which students can specialize from Year 12 onwards. 

This course is a full NCEA subject with 20 Credits on offer


Learning Areas:

The Arts & Language

Assessment Information

1.3 and 1.4 Assessment will be assessed Externally.
1.3 10 x A3 Workbook Pages
1.4 A1 panel of work.
1.1 and 1.2 will be assessed Internally.
1.1 8-10 A3 workbook pages of visual research
1.2 Finished artwork


L2 Painting (Painting & Sculpture) (L2PNT), L2 Photography (L2PHG)

Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer/Town Planner, Playground/Theme Park/Sports Arena/Golf Course Designer, Interior Designer, Decorator, Set/Stage Design, Advertising Director/Designer, Logo/Brand Designer, Sign Writer, Magazine Designer, Book/eBook Designer, Packaging Designer, Calendar/Stationery/Wallpaper Designer, Typographer, Industrial Designer/Bridge Designer, Toy Designer/Kite Designer/Utensil Designer, Miniature Model Designer/Mock-up Artist, Stained Glass Window Designer, Prop Designer, Food Product Designer, Potter/Ceramic Designer, Wood Turner/Carver, Mosaic Designer, Jeweller, Weaver, Glass Artist, Fibre Artist, Accessory Designer (shoes/Bags/Hats), Dress Maker, Embroiderer, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Designer/Sports Apparel Designer, Fashion Merchandising, Pattern Maker, Costume Designer, Quilt/Rug/Linen Designer, Fabric/Textile Designer, T-Shirt Designer, Art Historian, Art Critic, Arts Administrator, Arts and Cultural Planner, Website Owner, Blogger, Graphic Novel Author, Animator, Concept Artist, Digital Illustrator, Digital 3D Modeller, Web Designer, iPhone/Android App Designer, Television/Film Producer, Documentary Filmmaker, Camera Operator, Film Editor, Special Effects Designer, Video Game Designer, YouTube Video Creator, Advertising Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Photo Journalist, Food Photographer, Portrait Photographer, Underwater Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Stock Photo Seller, Director of Photography, Airbrush Artist/Spray Painter, Architectural Illustrator, Book Illustrator, Graphic Illustrator, Technical/Textbook Illustrator, Story Board Illustrator, Cartoonist/Caricaturist, Commercial Artist, Fine Artist, Printmaker/Screen Printer, Courtroom Artist, Art Conservationist, Special Effects Makeup, Mural Artist, Tattoo Artist, Food Stylist, Floral Arranger, Display and Exhibition Planner, Art/Design/Colour Consultant, Gallery Owner/Assistant, Museum Curator, Personal Stylist, Picture Framer, Online Curator, Art School Director, Primary Teacher, High School Teacher, University Lecturer/Professor, Private Art Instructor, Art Therapist, Art Dealer, Artist Agent, Art Supplies Retailer, and more


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year