NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts Photography
Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Dwyer.
Students are able to take more than one Visual Arts course. Each course counts as a unique domain for University Entrance. For example students taking Visual Arts Photography and Visual Arts Design would count as 2 separate University Entrance Domains.
This course has a NZQA Scholarship option. Many Photography students have successfully gained scholarships in recent years, including outstanding scholarships.
Visual Arts Photography is a course for students who wish to work on an individually chosen proposal.
This course prepares students for a wide range of careers in Photography and Creative Industries. Students will extend their knowledge of photographic practice within an art context. The main focus of this course is the production of a three panel folio submission. Students select an individual theme for study, based on their strengths. They will develop their ability to think critically about photography as picture-making and explore reasons why photographs are made and valued.
The space is well resourced with a computer suite and purpose built photography studio. Students will extend their skills in a range of processes and techniques including studio workshops, with an emphasis on digital photography and the use of Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop. Students will be encouraged to enter the scholarship examination based on their internal assessment grades.
Visual Art in Year 13 covers a group of single subjects. Five single subjects are offered and students can enter up to two of these, or three at the discretion of the HOD. The subjects offered are: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.
NCEA Level 3
Recommended Prior Learning
Open entry. Students who have not taken Level 2 Photography will need to put in extra time in Term 1 to catch up on essential skills covered in the Year 12 course. Where a Level 2 Visual Arts External Standard has been attempted and not achieved, entry is at the discretion of the HOD.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
There is a cost of $44 which contributes toward basic materials and folio boards. Students will also need their own digital SLR or mirrorless camera, an SD card, USB storage and an A3 clearfile folder. Either a 1 TB external storage device or laptop is ideal. Students will need to purchase their own photographic paper available through the school; allow $70 for this over the year.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
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