Approx Cost:
$35.00 plus cost of personal materials (note this is dependent on the student needs).
Adobe Creative Cloud software is available economically via a school licence for students enrolled in this course.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Minimum of 20 credits from PAR201 or a minimum of 20 credits from PGD201 (or students can discuss their suitability with the HOD.). It is important to note that for those wishing to apply for entry to one
of the many tertiary schools of Art and Design, candidates will be required to enrol in two of the following Art subjects:

  • DES301  Design.
  • PAI301    Painting.
  • PHO301  Photography.
  • PRI301    Printmaking.
  • SCU301  Sculpture.

 Note: Only two NCEA Level 3 Art subjects may be taken in any one year due to
workload issues, unless special recommendation is given by HOD of Visual Arts.

Course Outline:

Students will gain practical knowledge of a range of established forms of printmaking through a variety of work consisting of drawing notes, developed sequences of drawings, proof prints and finished prints. Students will also learn about pictorial ideas and the relationships between such ideas, methods, materials and procedures. From this they will develop their own independent Art practice.

Internal Achievement Standards:

3.1      Analyse methods and ideas from established printmaking practice, 4 credits.

3.2     Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to Printmaking, 4 credits.

3.3     Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established printmaking practice, 4 credits.

External Achievement Standards:

Folio: A three panel A1 Folio sent to Wellington for external assessment.

3.4     Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within printmaking practice, 14 credits.

The research standard for this course is an optional 4 credits and is recommended for students entering Scholarship Printmaking.

Where Does It Lead:

Entry into schools of Visual Art and Design and other tertiary institutions.

Careers in art and design, film, architecture, television, animation, industrial design, advertising, photography, publishing, promotion and marketing.

For further information see:
Mr S Eng.