Level 2 Art Design

Course Description

Level 2 Art Design extends and expands on skills learned in Level 1 Digital Art. 

Art Design involves drawing and computer-based learning. Students explore a range of graphic design styles and illustration techniques using a variety of digital tools including Adobe software and drawing tablets. Students have the opportunity to take their work into a variety of final outcomes, including print, digital, laser cutting, and 3D printing. 

The programme for this course is devised by the student, in collaboration with the teacher, around a theme chosen by the student. Students are encouraged to be innovative and explore art-making which is relevant to their own interests. Existing skills are developed and enhanced, by looking at contemporary and traditional artist role models.  

The 12-credit external exam is created during class and is a cumulative display of their year’s work. 

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 credits from Level 1 Digital Art, or have received HOF approval


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91315 v2
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 8
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


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.