NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Photography
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.
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.
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.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
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