Art Design Year 9

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Manu

This course builds on skills learnt at Years 7 and 8. Visual Art / Art Design is an option subject, offered for two terms at Year 9 and a full year at Year 10. Students will do practical activities which develop their knowledge of visual elements and principles while exploring a range of three dimensional and two dimensional media. Students will generate and develop visual ideas in response to established contemporary artist’s artworks. 

The year 9 course is a hands on practical course that starts with an introduction of drawing skills and colour incorporating typography. The year 9s will then learn about what Design is by designing and making. Students will have the opportunity to make things like typographic portraits, posters and introduced to Pacific and Maori designs. Students may also be working in Minecraft to create a Pixel-selfie or a pattern / motif that is personal to them.

Learning Areas:

Visual Arts


Art & Design Level 1, Art & Design Year 10 (Option 1), Art Design Level 2, Art Photography Level 2

Career Pathways

Photographer, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Fabrication Engineer, Print Finisher, Mechanical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Secondary School Teacher, Signmaker, Teacher Aide, Film/Television Camera Operator, User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Cutter, Miner/Quarry Worker, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Communications Professional, Community Development Worker, Industrial Designer, Event Manager, Conservator, Editor, Animator/Digital Artist, Curator, Demonstrator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Product Assembler, Early Childhood Teacher, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Information Technology Architect, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Wall and Floor Tiler, Primary School Teacher, Joiner