Level 3 Art Sculpture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Lupton


Sculpture is an exciting and diverse visual arts course, highly reflective of current contemporary art practice. We place a high emphasis on contemporary and experimental modes of engaging with three-dimensional form and communicating ideas in a three-dimensional way. 

Sculpture students will work with diverse and unique materials. Sculptural ideas can often be expressed through relevant sub-disciplines such as ceramic and clay art, performance art, sound art, video/time-based art, social-practice art, and installation art. In using a visual diary and referring to an extensive and exciting range of contemporary sculptors, students will research, explore, generate and clarify their ideas. Students will learn how to select and use a wide range of sculpture materials in ways that best explore thematic questions and communicate ideas.

Adaptive, innovative and creative problem solving are key attributes that students who take this course tend to adopt quickly. These skills are highly relevant to a diverse range of tertiary and career pathways that are project and/or research based.


Course Overview

Term 1
Proposal for Folio Board: Deciding on a theme
Starting 3.3: Drawing and Marquettes

Term 2
3.3 Formative Assessment

Term 3
3.3 Summative
Start 3.4

Term 4
3.4 Due (3 folio boards) early Term 4
All work complete early Term 4.

Recommended Prior Learning

Prefer any Year 12 Visual Art or Photography subject (ideally Year 12 Sculpture, but not compulsory) with an Achieved in the external standard or by pre-approval of the TIC.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$80 Take Home Component. Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $80 for the cost of materials.

Note: There is a seperate cost of $50.00 for stationery such as air dry clay, sculpey, A3 visual diary etc (see stationery list).

Description Type Value
Take Home Component Non-Voluntary $80.00
Sculpture Stationery (materials and equipment) Voluntary $50.00


Scholarship for Sculpture | Bachelors degree in: Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Design, Stage/Screen Design, Architecture (Interior, Landscape) | Diploma studies in: Visual Arts, Design, Set/Props, Film/Television | Other tertiary courses with heavy research and/or project-based programs.

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. 91454 v2
Sculpture 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established sculpture practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 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.


We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.