Level 3 Wearable Arts (Costuming and Special Effects)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mx R. Goldstein

This is a practical 3D-making course for students who want to create designs for the movie, stage, or fashion world. 

Students will enhance their drawing techniques to realise their designs. At this level, students will show further skill and complexity in their work. 

Students will explore 3D material problem solving, and choose their own themes to work with, in consultation with the teacher. Students can create sculptures, props, and stage sets, and explore special effects makeup applications. Alternatively, students can follow a 3D costume or fashion garment programme and also create special effects makeup applications. 

Opportunities arise each year for students to publicly exhibit their work and enter competitions. 

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 or more credits from Level 2 Wearable Arts, or have received HOF approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A trip to Wellington to see the WOW show and visit Weta workshop is a possibility.


This course prepares students to go on with further study in other creative and fashion industries.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91459 v2
Sculpture 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within sculpture practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 14
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14



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.