L3 Painting - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Mears

Level 3 Painting - Reading between The Lines - an exploration of contemporary painting practice

Level 3 Painting students explore a wide range of contemporary painting and drawing practices. Students will explore, develop, extend and regenerate a wide range of ideas and refine their fine painting skills. It is a course for students who have achieved  Level 2 Painting and want to further refine and expand their painting skills and their deeper thinking and compositional skills. Students are expected to work in new ways and undertake experimentation, engage in research and artist analysis to help further develop and regenerate their ideas.  

In their external achievement standard (3.4) Students will build on the work they have produced during Semester A in their two internals to further regenerate ideas within their chosen theme and plan and make a systematic body of work for their three external Portfolio Boards.

Level 3 Painting leads on to pathways within the Creative Industries, Design and Visual Arts. Further study in Fine Arts, Design or Architecture will lead to rewarding career outcomes.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Basic art materials such as communal paint, inks, dyes, specialty papers and communal pencils and brushes will be available. It is highly recommended at Level 3 that students have a take home kit that includes their own quality synthetic brushes. fine art student paint, a selection of drawing and design pencils and a quality visual diary.

A basic take home kit at wholesale prices would cost approximately $60-70. Students will be able to place an order at the start of the year to purchase the materials that they want for their personal practice or are free to supply their own.

Prior Learning & Prerequisites


A Merit pass or higher in Level 2 Painting External Portfolio Boards would be advantageous 

If students wish to take Semester B - the external Visual Arts Painting Portfolio Boards they must have first achieved both the internal Level 3 Painting standards offered in Semester A (see details below). 

Level 3 Painting is a UE accredited course and will lead on to University Fine Arts, Design and Architecture.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91456 v2
Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting 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: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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