Level 2 Photography

12PHO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Robson

PHOTOGRAPHY - YEAR 12
NCEA LEVEL 2
CODE: 12PHO
This course aims to build and refine skills in Photography techniques and Photoshop. Students will also learn how to develop ideas through photo-shoots, analysis, artist models' concepts and techniques.

The main focus of the course is to strengthen skills in:

  • Photography

  • Layout design

  • Photoshop skills

  • Idea development


Planned Total Credits Offered 20

For further information see: Ms.Rubin/ Ms.Becker


Pathway

Level 3 Photography

Success in Level 2 Photography will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills that will be useful for studying Level 3 Photography. This course is also important if students want to study Photography or Film based degrees or want to make their career in a creative industry.

Entry Requirements

Students must have passed their Level 1 Folio Board external or have gained at least 14 credits in Level 1 Visual Arts or Digital Arts in order to gain entry. Students with no art background who wish to take up Year 12 Photography need to see Ms. Rubin/Ms. Becker regarding entry into this course prior to commencement.

Level 2 Photography  will suit students who enjoy and have some talent in taking photos and have a good eye for composition. To be successful at this subject it would be useful if students have enthusiasm for taking photos with some skill. Students will need to be able to think creatively and imaginatively to develop ideas.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91312 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
2
I
4
A.S. 91317 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
2
I
4
A.S. 91322 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
2
E
12
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Dancer, Beauty Therapist, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Media Producer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Model, Photographer


Disclaimer

Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.