Level 1 Digital Art
This course is about discovering and making Digital Art using drawing tablets, computers, and cameras to form an individual programme. Students are encouraged to be innovative, and explore art-making which is relevant to their own interests. Students will follow a programme, but essentially create their own theme and developmental focus, and use artist role models for inspiration.
There are 14 internal credits in this course. Alternatively, students can be offered the 12 external folio board exam credits and four internal credits. If a student is completing the Visual Art course, they can negotiate which standards they will complete in this course, but only one exam is possible and one endorsement.
What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
Drawing is used to explore and develop ideas. Students will use a range of design and illustration techniques using Photoshop and Illustrator.
Photography techniques are taught using DSLR cameras and Adobe programmes are used to edit work.
Students will be able to extend their work to create Artbooks, installations, animations, conceptual artworks, or digital moving images.
Recommended Prior Learning
To be accepted for this course it is recommended students have taken Digital Art in Year 10.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Artist, Photographer, Architect, Animator/Digital Artist, Artistic Director, Event Manager, User Experience Designer, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Film and Video Editor, Make-up Artist, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Jeweller, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Florist, Lighting Technician,
Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it. Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.
The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.