Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 1 Digital Art

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Dwyer.

Recommended Prior Learning

There are no entry requirements but Year 10 Art is highly recommended.

Students will produce digital art based in Design and Photography practice within a visual art context. Students will study a range of artist models and apply the knowledge, skills and techniques learned in their own practical work. Students will complete three Achievement Standards during the year. This will include an extensive external Achievement Standard consisting of a 2 x panel folio where students will demonstrate work within the disciplines of Design and Photography.  


Year 11 Digital Art leads directly to the senior specialist Art disciplines of Design, Photography, Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking.

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Yr 11 Digital Art Course Slideshow

Learning Areas:

Creative Arts


NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Design, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Painting, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Photography, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Sculpture and Printmaking

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Software Developer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Primary School Teacher, Photographer, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Television Presenter

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a cost of $33 (TBC) which contributes towards art materials and folio boards. Students will need either a camera or a phone camera. All computers and software are provided. In addition to this the Adobe Creative Cloud Software will be available for students to purchase for approximately $25, for use on their own laptop or home computer.