Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts Printmaking

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Dwyer.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry. 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.

Students are able to take more than one Visual Arts course. Each course counts as a unique domain for University Entrance. For example students taking Visual Arts Printmaking and Visual Arts Painting would count as 2 separate University Entrance Domains.

This course has a NZQA Scholarship option.

Visual Arts Printmaking is a course for students who wish to work on an individually chosen proposal.

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. The subjects offered are Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.


NCEA Level 3

Learning Areas:

Creative Arts

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Graphic Designer, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Electronics Trades Worker, Media Producer, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Printer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a cost of $89 (TBC) which contributes toward art materials and folio boards. Additional costs for art materials will depend upon individual needs.