NCEA Level 3 Visual Art - Photography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Soekoe

Visual Art - Photography

Prerequisite: 16 credits in Level 2 Photography or at the discretion of the HOD.

Students will produce photographic images as a result of a study of past and present photographic practice. They will be expected to generate, refine and extend ideas and techniques in their photographic work. They will produce a body of work within Photography to demonstrate understanding of art-making conventions. Study will be in depth.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Materials $150 - $300 approx. (to cover the cost of film, photographic paper and digital printing).
Possible gallery/art trip $50 – 150 range.
35mm DSLR camera.
Laptop - Please refer to the school website for the computer specifications for this subject.
Adobe Creative Cloud licenses will be available; the annual cost is approximately $10
Whilst the department has a limited number of cameras, they may not always be readily available for student use. Therefore, students are encouraged to bring their own camera. Students will sign a contract if borrowing department camera and lighting equipment.

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
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.


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