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Photography - Level 2


Qualification: NCEA Level 2

Entry requirements: NCEA Art Level 1. Exceptions may be made only in consultation with the HOD Art.  It is highly recommended that students have their own SLR digital camera. A limited number of cameras are available for school use.

Year 12 Photography provides the entry requirement for Year 13 Photography.

Content/Skills: The aim of this course is to provide the students with a thorough grounding in using Photoshop and Digital Photography practices.

Students are taught the basic principles of photography and the ways that professional photographers work.

Students will be taught to understand the principles underlying the making of photographs. They will develop knowledge of current processes, procedures, materials and techniques. This will involve the application of research skills and the ability to generate and develop ideas in a systematic way through to finished artworks.

The course prepares students for the first stages of a career in Photography or any other of the many related Visual Arts careers (Architecture, Advertising, Illustration, Film, Interior or Graphic Design, Digital Photography) .

Field Trips: Museums and galleries.

Stationery costs will range from: $40.00 - $60.00 depending on what equipment a student may already have.

Each student will be provided with access to Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and print credit for completed work for the formative and summative assessments. For all extra printing students will need to purchase print credit.

Please be aware that this course has associated costs. By selecting this course you will be requested to make contributions connected to its delivery. These costs for specialist art materials are: $30.00

Students also have the possibility of outsourcing the final work for the External Portfolio. This cost will be: $54.00.


2 Internal Achievement Standards worth 8 credits

1 External Achievement Standard worth 12 credits

Where does it lead? NCEA Level 3.

For further information see Mrs Bierque.