Level 2 Visual Art Photography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Blackwell

Students are introduced to photographic practice within a visual art context. Students will learn how to use the manual (DSLR) camera. They will also learn to use a range of digital and analogue photographic processes. Students will learn about photographers work and established photography practice and use this knowledge to inform their own work to explore and visually communicate ideas. They will create and produce a body of work in the form of an external folio submission at the end of the year. Students will learn how to use the following Adobe computer software programs: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and InDesign.
Students will work in consultation with their teacher to devise a personalised learning and assessment programme which will compromise of up to a maximum total of 20 credits.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts


Level 3 Visual Art Photography

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Software Developer, Chemist, Architect, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Tailor/Dressmaker, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Film/Television Camera Operator, Textile Process Operator, Dental Technician, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Forensic Scientist, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Photographer, Tertiary Lecturer, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Signmaker, Television Presenter

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $30 for specialised equipment and stationery pack. This pack will be issued in class.
It is advantageous for students to have their
own DSLR camera but this is not an entry
requirement. The department has cameras
available for students to use to
create their coursework.