12 Art History 1

Course Description

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At least 4 externally assessed Achievement Standard credits and at least 8 more Achievement Standard credits in Level 1 English (11EN1) or History (11HI1) totalling 12 credits

OR HoD approval


Students will:

Study the period of 1780 – 1900; known as ‘Towards Modernism.’ During the course of the year they will study artists artworks and art movements within their historical contexts of revolution, rebellion and dramatic industrial change.

  • The opportunity to study NZ Artworks held in local collections  

The course complements such subjects as English, History, Classical Studies and Art 

Students considering Scholarship Art in Year 13 are recommended to take this course. 

  • Art History is an excellent course to take as preparation for legal studies because of the emphasis on constructing evidence based, written arguments. It also supports skills in critical thinking, analysis and visual literacy in an increasingly visual world.


Visual Art


13 Art History 1, 13 Classical Studies 1, 13 History 1

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12AH1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $35
Includes a trip and Stationary. Take home books will incur additional costs.