NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts Printmaking

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Dwyer

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.

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 recommended to take two if entry to university or polytechnic is intended. The subjects offered are Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

NCEA Level 3

Learning Areas:

Visual 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 $82 which contributes toward art materials and folio boards. Additional costs for art materials will depend upon individual needs.

Pathway Tags

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