Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Visual Arts 2020

General information

Domain

Visual Arts

Mode of assessment

Portfolio

Submission to NZQA

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Standards

90916

Title

Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media

Version

2

Number of credits

12

Format of the assessment

This external standard is assessed in schools. Each candidate will present a portfolio for assessment consisting of EITHER a two-panel portfolio (folio board), or a digital moving image portfolio, representing the requirements of the standard. Schools then forward sample portfolios to NZQA for verification. Panels of verifiers either confirm or adjust the provisional grades for the sample portfolios. These become the final grades for the sample portfolios. Schools are required to use the results of verification to award final grades to their remaining candidates.

Two-panel portfolio specifications

Each two-panel portfolio must be free-standing and consist of two 820 × 610 mm panels of cardboard joined down the long edge (portrait in orientation).

The two panels must be hinged with adhesive tape or a glued binding cloth, and fold inwards to ensure the artwork is not damaged.

Portfolios should weigh no more than 1 kg each and should be no more than 10 mm thick when folded. Bulky three-dimensional work or large-scale work may be represented by photographs and, where appropriate, accompanied by sketches, headings, or diagrams. The candidate should provide descriptive information about media and processes used, scale, and site.

Moving image portfolio specifications

The body of work for a moving image submission should include a similar amount of work as for a two-panel portfolio. A moving image submission should NOT be merely a digital representation of a two-panel portfolio. A digital submission should show evidence of actual time-based work and/or documentation of time-based art or design practice.

Each digital moving image submission must be presented as a video file no more than 120 seconds in length. A submission may comprise several individually edited video files or a combination of moving and still images.

Music or sound included in a moving image submission must be either an original composition(s) or to music for which copyright has been obtained. This must be referenced in credits at the end of the submission.

Note: Digital submissions will not be returned to candidates.

Submission and authenticity

Submission instructions and authenticity requirements will be provided for schools at the end of Term 2.

Visual Arts subject page

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