Domain - Art History

Domain - Art History

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Level 1

Develop a vocabulary for examining art works
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10957 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to compile a glossary of art history terminology, and apply art history terminology to selected art works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine and compare formal properties of art works
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Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91015.

10958 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe formal properties of selected art works; describe how formal properties are used in art works; and compare how formal properties are used in art works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine subject matter and ideas in art
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Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91016.

10959 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe and classify subject matter of art works, and describe ideas in art works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine methods of making art works
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91018.

10960 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify and describe the media used in art works, and describe techniques used in making art works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine why people make art
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Version 3

10961 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify and describe who makes art, and explain why people make art.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research an artist and his or her work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91019.

10962 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research an artist's life and work, and describe the artist's art works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine objects that may be considered as art
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Version 5 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91020.

5797 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to select, describe, and assess objects that may be considered as art, and examine how societal processes determine which objects may be considered as art.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of formal elements of art works, using art terminology

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 10958.

91015 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of the subject matter of art works

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 10959.

91016 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of links between context(s) and art works

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Version 3

91017 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of media and methods used to produce art works

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 10960.

91018 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of developments in an artist's work

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 10962.

91019 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain why selected objects may be considered as art

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 5797.

91020 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Use visual arts practice to explore Aotearoa New Zealand's M?ori foundational context and another cultural context

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91912 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Produce resolved artwork within an authentic context

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91913 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explore visual arts processes and conventions to inform own art making

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91914 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Create a sustained body of related artworks

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91915 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 2

Investigate an art movement
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Version 3

10963 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: research the reasons for the development of an art movement; explain characteristics of an art movement and its representative art works; and assess the importance of an art movement.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine iconography in art
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Version 3

10964 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify and explain examples of iconography in art works, and trace the use of iconography in art works.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine and compare art works
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Version 5

5798 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: examine the content, formal properties, and methods of making art works; examine art works in relation to contexts; and compare art works.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Communicate responses to art
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Version 5

5799 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to formulate initial responses to art, and communicate informed responses to art in a selected mode.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate art within cultural and/or social contexts
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Version 5

5800 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: examine the frameworks which support the production of art within cultural and/or social contexts; examine the relationship between art works and their cultural and/or social contexts; and evaluate the importance of art works within cultural and/or social contexts.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine art in the environment
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90232 were replaced by AS91186.

5801 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse art works in the environment; explain influences on art works in the environment; and gather responses to art works in the environment.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Gather and process information and apply it to a selected art history topic
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90231 were replaced by AS91184.

5802 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to gather and process information for a selected art history topic, and apply the information to the selected art history topic.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Discuss art works
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91180.

90227 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine subjects and themes in art
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91181.

90228 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine techniques used in art
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91183.

90229 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine an art movement
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Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 5800 have been replaced by AS91182.

90230 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research an art history topic
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Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 5802 have been replaced by AS91184.

90231 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine art works in their environmental contexts
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 5801 have been replaced by AS91186.

90232 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine the effects of formal elements of art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90227.

91180 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine the meanings conveyed by art works

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90228.

91181 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine the influence of context(s) on art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90230 and 5800.

91182 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine how media are used to create effects in art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90229.

91183 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Communicate understanding of an art history topic

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90231 and unit standard 5802.

91184 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Communicate a considered personal response to art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 5799.

91185 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of art works in relation to their physical environments

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90232 and unit standard 5801.

91186 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 3

Investigate and compare discourses of art
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91489.

10965 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: examine statements by artists about their own work; examine the responses of art historians to art; examine art criticism; and compare statements about art.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate the use of contemporary technologies in art making
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Version 3

10966 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to examine how contemporary technologies are used in art making, and examine the challenge made by contemporary technologies to traditional art making practices.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Interpret and compare art through analysis
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Version 5

5803 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: interpret art works through analysis and comparison of formal properties; interpret art works through analysis and comparison of techniques; and interpret art works through an examination of iconography.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine the term 'style' and its meanings in art
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90490 have been replaced by AS91482.

5804 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: examine characteristics of personal style; examine and compare stylistic characteristics of periods and/or places; and examine the stylistic characteristics and ideas of an art movement.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate the relationship between contexts, functions and art
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and AS90495 have been replaced by AS91484.

5805 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to examine contexts which give rise to art works, and examine the functions of art in relation to context.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate the values that may be attached to art and art works
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91487.

5806 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to examine and compare the values that may be attached to art and art works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research and communicate an informed response to an art history topic
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90494 have been replaced by AS91486.

5807 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to develop a research plan for a selected art history topic, and communicate an informed response to the art history topic.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse style in art
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 5804 have been replaced by AS91482.

90490 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the meaning of iconographic motifs
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Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91483.

90491 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine media and processes in art
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91485.

90492 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine a theory and its role in art
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91488.

90493 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate an art issue
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 5807 have been replaced by AS91486.

90494 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine the context of an art movement
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 5805 have been replaced by AS91484.

90495 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of style in art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 5804 and AS90490.

91482 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine how meanings are communicated through art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90491.

91483 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine the relationship(s) between art and context

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 5805 and AS90495.

91484 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine the impact of media and processes on art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90492.

91485 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Construct an argument based on interpretation of research in art history

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Version 1 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 5807 and AS90494.

91486 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine the different values placed on art works

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Version 1 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 5806.

91487 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine the relationship(s) between a theory and art works

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90493.

91488 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse texts about art

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Version 1 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 10965.

91489 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 4

Investigate the comparative treatment of an issue or theme in the history of art
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7553 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse and compare art works on an issue or theme, and explain how the contexts of the art works affect the treatment of the issue or theme.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Develop a reasoned argument based on research of an art history topic
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7554 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to investigate and evaluate an art history topic, and develop a reasoned art history argument.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate the changing reception and interpretations of art works
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7555 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to examine the changing reception of art works, and research and evaluate the changing interpretations of art works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate the functions of an art institution and its relationship to its society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7556 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to examine the functions of an art institution, and evaluate the relationship between the art institution and its society.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine theoretical positions used in art history and apply them to an art work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7557 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to examine theoretical positions used to interpret art works, and examine an art work using theoretical positions.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 31 January 2023