Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

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.

Level 3 Photography is a University Enterance approved subject.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts

Career Pathways

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

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.