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NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Dwyer

This course prepares students for a wide range of careers in Photography and Creative Industries. Students are introduced to photographic practice within a visual art context. They are taught to understand the ways in which photographs are made and the variety of contexts in which they are viewed. Students will learn how to use the manual camera functions of a digital single lens reflex camera, and how to apply these with creative control. 

The class is well resourced with a computer suite and purpose built photography studio. Students will learn digital photographic processes including the use of Adobe Photoshop software and digital file management. The course will cover still life, studio and documentary photography. Students will study established artist models and use this knowledge to inform their own work. They will then generate and develop ideas to produce a body of work in the form of a folio submission at the end of the year.

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Note: Students may take up to three of the NCEA Level 2 Visual Art courses offered: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture - however those students wishing to take more than two of these subjects may only do so with the approval of the HOD and their Divisional Principal.

SENIOR ART AT BHS

NCEA Level 2




Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry. Where the Level 1 Visual Art External Standard has been attempted and not achieved, entry into Level 2 Photography is at the discretion of the HOD.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a cost of $35 which contributes toward materials and folio boards. Computers and Adobe software are provided in class. Students will need their own digital SLR camera, SD card, USB storage and an A3 clearfile folder. Either a 1 TB external storage device or a laptop is also ideal. Students will need to purchase their own photographic printing paper available through the school; allow $50 over the year.

Pathway

This course leads into a range of career pathways in Photography. Photographic practice has a wide range of applications in contemporary life. These include art, photojournalism, broadcasting, advertising, commercial, portraits, weddings, fashion, wildlife, cinema, film, web design, social media, videographer, post production to name a few.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91312 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91317 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91322 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0