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Art History

Level 3 Art History Assessment Outline:

Students will be enrolled in the Achievement Standards (16 credits) listed below, which may provide opportunity for course endorsement.

The learning programme can be adapted to meet individual needs - eg 16 credits internally to meet 'Table A' or UE 'subject' requirements - in consultation with the student, course teacher, Learning Advisor and parents.

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91485Examine the impact of media and processes on art works4 credits
*UE Literacy (R)

 Term 1 - context of the Early Italian Renaissance
91487Examine the different values placed on art works4 credits
*UE Literacy (R)
 Term 1 - context of the Early Italian Renaissance
91488Examine the relationship(s) between a theory and art works4 credits
*UE Literacy (R)
 Term 2 - context of the Early Italian Renaissance or Late Renaissance
91484Examine the relationship(s) between art and context4 credits
*UE Literacy (R)
*UE Literacy (W)
External Study during Term 3 for Term 4  examination

Students may select any of the following Achievement Standards in consultation with their course teacher, Learning Advisor and parents:

91489Analyse texts about art4 credits
*UE Literacy (R)
Internalby Term 3 - This  will be based on a chosen context
91486Construct an argument based on interpretation of research in art history4 credits
*UE Literacy (R)
Internal by Term 3 - This will be based on Late Renaissance (or your chosen context)
91483Examine how meanings are communicated through art works4 credits
*UE Literacy (R)
*UE Literacy (W)
External Study during Term 3 for Term 4  examination

What should I have already achieved?
UE Literacy and/or a 'method' standard and 'body of work' portfolio in a Level 2 Visual Arts course (Painting, Printmaking, Photography or Digital Design).
Preferred placement in this course will be given to students with both UE Literacy and a Visual Arts background.
What will I learn?
Your will develop the skills and knowledge toward:
You will develop these skills in the core contexts of the Early Italian Renaissance and Late Renaissance to Mannerism. (You may choose one other context).

Area of Study ONE: Early Renaissance

A study of the development of Italian Renaissance art from Giotto, early fourteenth century, through to the mid-to-late fifteenth century and Ghirlandaio. The International Gothic style is integrated alongside other styles as an aspect of study. Key architectural works are studied in conjunction with painting and sculptural works. Northern Renaissance art from this period would provide complementary study.

Area of Study TWO: Late Renaissance to Mannerism

A study of mid-to-late fifteenth-century Italy through the works of Bellini, Mantegna, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, which provides background to the development of the High Renaissance. All aspects of Michelangelo’s work (sculpture, painting and architecture) are studied. Mannerism is studied in the work of Pontormo, and the late works of Raphael and Michelangelo. Titian provides the Venetian counterpart to the High Renaissance and Mannerist styles. Northern Renaissance art from this period would provide complementary study.

Area of Study THREE: Early Modernism 1900–1940

A study of the varied approaches of modernist painters, sculptors and printmakers within the contexts of early twentieth-century Europe; includes study of the differing approaches to abstraction seen in art during this period.   

Area of Study FOUR: Modernist Design and Architecture 1900–1960

A study of the importance of design in early modernist thinking, which provides connections with subjects such as art design, design and visual communication and technology.  Where a listed artist works in design and architecture, all aspects of their work may be studied.

Area of Study FIVE: Modernism to Postmodernism

A study of New Zealand and American art from the mid-to-late modernist period, through to postmodernism. New Zealand artists have been included alongside their American artistic contemporaries in order to create connections and/or contrast. 

Area of Study SIX: Contemporary Diversity

A study of a selection of contemporary art practices from late twentieth century until the present. A range of international and New Zealand artists working within a globally connected art environment is studied. 

How will this course be assessed?
Students in consultation with the course teacher, Learning Advisor and parents will have the opportunity to chose the standards they enter, with the expectation of a minimum of 16 credits (preferably including at least 4 credits from internal and 4 credits from external achievement standards, this will enable the student to achieve a course endorsement for Level 3 Art History).

Term 1 = AS91485 and AS91787

Term 2 =  AS91488

Term 3 = AS91484 (AS91489 and/or AS91486 and/or AS91483)

Term 4 EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS: AS91484 (and AS91483)

Some students will need to achieve between 18-24 credits for limited entry university courses, to suit specific criteria or help generate a higher rank score.
Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
TBC this is dependent on the assessment task and the learning plan for individuals

What are the course costs? Colour resource and revision pack $10
Possible trips (to galleries and exhibitions) estimated $30
Optional Study Tour to Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice) estimated $6500