Level 3 Visual Art Photography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Blackwell

In Level 3 Photography students will continue studying Digital Photography. The course builds on the student’s understanding of the relevant methods, ideas, and conventions introduced in the previous year but requires a greater depth of analysis and justification of photographic methods. Students will develop their own ideas and themes over the year in consultation with the teacher. Students will explore, research, and be inspired by established photographers photographically. Students are required to communicate both in verbal and written form and to think critically. For the 14 credit external exam, students need to produce a systematic body of work created in and out of class time throughout the year. Students will continue to use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Adobe Indesign to create a cohesive body of work that cumulates the display of the best work that students have created over the course of the year. Students will work in consultation with their teacher to devise a personalised learning and assessment programme which will compromise of a maximum total of 18 credits. If students did not do Level 2 Photography they might need to concentrate on a learning programme comprising of internals only.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $50 for specialised equipment and stationery to develop portfolio which students will take home at the end of the course
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.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91447 v2 Photography 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photography
A.S. 91452 v2 Photography 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice
A.S. 91457 v2 Photography 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practice
A.S. 91460 v2 Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.