L3 Art Design & Illustration

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Smith

This course assumes a high degree of personal motivation, self-efficacy and an ability to work individually. Students will learn how to develop and progress their ideas, how to convey a message, express a point of view, approach challenges with a new perspective, and develop innovative responses that improve, or challenge our experience of the world through Design application based on their own themed idea. 

Students will find it an advantage to have access to Photoshop and must have portable backup hard drives or similar device, as this subject cannot be completed without.

Internal Standards: Are worth 4 credits each and these standards are both a combination of research theory and practical work. 

External Portfolio: This is a submission of practical work worth 14 credits in total and is externally assessed. Essentially, this folio is based on the work established in the Internals that are completed during the first two terms of the year. The folio comprises of three A1 panels which show how students have used their chosen design models and integrated them into their own work. The work must show a development and a sequence of logical ideas which are investigated, developed and refined to produce finished conclusions. 

Scholarship: Scholarship is offered for students who complete work at ‘Merit’ level or above. Additional group tutorials will be offered by specialist staff from Term 3.

Course Costs

Students will require a USB Flash drive, minimum of 16GB to backup their work.They also require the following stationery items which can be bought individually or as a pack from our recommended supplier on the school website.
A4 workbook, gluestick, fine liner drawing pen.
Specialist printing costs and Folio card are available for purchase through the department.

Senior Art Design Pack

Required Prior Learning

It is essential that students who wish to enter L3 Art Design & Illustration must have completed L2 Art Design & Illustration, or another L2 Art subject. The students must have gained an ‘Achieved’ or better grade in all internal and external assessments in L2 Art Design & Illustration or another L2 Art subject. If the criteria are met then students can advance to L3 Art Design & Illustration.

Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91445 v2 Design 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.