NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts Printmaking

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Dwyer

Students will develop and extend their practical and conceptual knowledge of printmaking practices through the process of research, drawing and production of finished works. The printmaking processes covered include relief, drypoint, monoprint, and stencil. Students are encouraged to select the process that best suits their purpose. Students will be encouraged to enter the Scholarship examination.


Visual Art in Year 13 covers a group of single subjects. Five single subjects are offered and students can enter up to two of these, or three at the discretion of the HOD Art. It is permissible to take one of the subjects only but it is necessary to take a minimum of two if entry to university or polytechnic is intended. The subjects offered are Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

NCEA Level 3

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a cost of $82 which contributes toward art materials and folio boards. Additional costs for art materials will depend upon individual needs.

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil. However, where the Level 2 Visual Art External Standard has been attempted and not achieved, entry into level 3 Printmaking is at the discretion of the HOD.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91443 v2 Printmaking 3.1 - Analyse methods and ideas from established printmaking practice
4r *
A.S. 91448 v2 Printmaking 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to printmaking
A.S. 91458 v2 Printmaking 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within printmaking practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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