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What should I have already achieved?

Achieved or better in one of the L2 Visual Arts external folios AS91320 Design, AS91321 Painting, AS91322 Photography, or with TIC approval.

What will I learn?

Students will build and expand upon the skills already gained at Level 2. They will develop an individual style of painting using drawing informed by established practice (artist models) of their choosing. Drawing is used to explore, develop, clarify and extend ideas through research, drawing notes, sketches, monochromatic and colour studies, compositional plans and finished paintings.

How will this course be assessed? 

A maximum of 24 credits are offered in this course. AS3.2 and AS3.3 internal standards will be assessed in a workbook format. AS3.4 external standard is a 3-panel folio board that is compulsory for all students.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities) 

No FAOs are offered.


What does the course lead to?

Degree and Diploma courses at major tertiary institutions for a wide range of careers: Artist, Architect, Art Therapist, Illustrator, Art Director, Art Educator, Art Restorer, Makeup Artist, etc. 

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