Set Design and Construction for Major Musical Production
- Learning Area:
- NCEA Level 3
- Course Endorsement:
- University Approved Subject?:
- Approx Cost:
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is of benefit for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
- Course Outline:
This single semester course is a multi-level set and props course, suited to students interested in theatrical set and props design and construction. The Performing Arts subjects will be working towards the major Musical Production the following year and so the learning context will be dictated by the production selected for performance. The learning projects will also be dictated by the real-world client that is the school production and the team directing it. Students will gain practical knowledge of a range of established forms of set design and construction and will engage in both collaborative and solo projects to allow for a broad range of experience. As part of this learning ākonga will produce a variety of work consisting of drawings, notes, and actual set and props items.
The Year 11 students learn parallel skills to the year 12 and 13 students.
Assessment: L2 or 3 NCEA standards are available for the year 12 and 13 NCEA students only.
Year 11 students will not sit NCEA assessments.
Internal Achievement Standards: Level 2
2.2 Design – Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to Design.
(In the context of set design projects) 4 Credits.
2.5 Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions of theatrical Set and Props Design and construction. 4 Credits.
Total 8 Credits
Internal Achievement Standards: Level 3
3.2 Design – Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to Design (Set and Props Design), 4 Credits
3.5 Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to (Set and Props construction, 4 credits.
Total 8 Credits
- Where Does It Lead:
Careers in art and design, film, architecture, television, animation, industrial design, advertising, photography, publishing, promotion and marketing.
- For further information see:
- Mr Eng
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.