This course requires 2 options.


Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Soltero

Students develop and extend ideas in a mature body of art work with teacher guidance. They research contemporary artists and learn to apply that research to advance their own work. They produce sophisticated prints that can form part of a submission if they wish to apply to any art/design/photography based tertiary programme. Guidance is provided for all tertiary applications.

Refer to the links below to see examples of student work.

Future Possibilities
Entry to tertiary Art, Design or Photography courses is often through the submission of a portfolio representing a range  of art study in the Year 13 courses, therefore students considering studying Art and/or Design at University should enrol in two of the following Level 3 courses: Art Design, Art Photography, or Art Painting, Art Printmaking or Art Sculpture. These can be taken as full year or as a semester course. 

See Mr Soltero for more information.

If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.


Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of Year 12 Art Printmaking and/or Year 12 Art Painting, either the semester or full year courses, is strongly recommended as prior learning for Year 13 Printmaking. Students who have not successfully completed this course should see Mr Soltero before selecting Printmaking as a subject.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91448 v2
Printmaking 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to printmaking
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91458 v2
Printmaking 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within printmaking 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: 18
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: 18

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.