Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Sculpture and Printmaking

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Sandes.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry. However, where the Level 1 Visual Art External Standard has been attempted and not achieved, entry into Level 2 Art is at the discretion of the HOD.

This combined course provides students with a thorough grounding in both Printmaking and Sculpture. Students will develop an understanding of the principles underlying the making of prints and sculptures. They will develop knowledge of current processes, procedures, materials, techniques, and conventions. 

This will also involve learning the skills of research, generating ideas, and developing these ideas in a systematic way through to finished artworks. Students will be encouraged to use contemporary artist models for their own work. 

Students will be required to produce two External Assessed two-panel folios.


Note: Students may take up to three of the NCEA Level 2 Visual Art courses offered: Design, Painting, Photography, and Printmaking and Sculpture. However, those students wishing to take more than two of these subjects may only do so with the approval of the HOD and their Divisional Principal


NCEA Level 2

Learning Areas:

Creative Arts


NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts Printmaking, NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts Sculpture

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Architect, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Game Developer, Photographer, Secondary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a cost of $85 (TBC) which contributes toward materials and two folio boards. Additional costs will range from $20 to approximately $50 for project materials, depending on the project chosen.