NCEA Course Booklet

Year 13

Prerequisites This subject can be started at Level 3. There are no essential prerequisites but an interest in art and history and an ability in written language are useful. There is no need for practical artistic ability. Description At Level 3, classes can study one of two options – from the Renaissance to the diversity of modern art and architecture. Boys may choose an area of study which interests them. Boys interested in architecture or visual communication may choose Topic 4 – Modernist Design and Architecture, which studies the development of architecture and design in the 20th century. Those interested in classical sculpture and architecture may choose Topic 2 – Late Renaissance – to explore its importance in the High Renaissance. Many boys enjoy Topic 5 – Modernism to Postmodernism, which focuses on art in the 20th century, exploring the huge social and political changes and the impact these have on art at this time.

Assessment The course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with 8 of the 20 credits externally assessed through examination, and the remaining 12 credits internally assessed.

The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:

• AS 91482 (4 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of style in art works. • AS 91484 (4 credits – external) Examine the relationship(s) between art and context. • AS 91485 (4 credits – internal) Examine the impact of media and processes on art works. • AS 91486 (4 credits – internal) Construct an argument based on interpretation of research in art history. • AS 91488 (4 credits – internal) Examine the relationship(s) between a theory and art works.

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