Level 3 Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Robson

This course aims to continue to build and refine skills in Photography techniques and Photoshop. Students will also learn how to develop ideas through photo-shoots, analysis, artists’ 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 22

For further information see: Ms Rubin/Ms Becker

Entry Requirements

Students must have passed their Level 2 Photography Folio Board external or have gained at least 14 credits in Level 2 Photography or L2 DigiArt in order to gain entry. Students with no art background who wish to take up Year 13 Photography need to see Ms Becker or Ms. Rubin regarding entry into this course prior to commencement.

Level 3 Photography  will suit students who enjoy and have some talent in taking photos. To be successful at this subject it would be useful if students have enthusiasm for Photography and some skill. Students will need to be able to think creatively and imaginatively to develop ideas. 

Some photo-shoots will be done outside of class time at different locations. Students will ideally have a DSLR camera but it is not a requirement as cameras can be loaned after a contract is signed.

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.

Pathway Tags

Model, Photographer, Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional Therapist, Survey Technician, Aeroplane Pilot, Archivist, Artist, Tattoo Artist, Surveyor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Diver, Interior Designer, Conservator, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Lighting Technician, Nanny/Child Carer, Signmaker, Valuer, Garment Technician, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Dancer, Beauty Therapist, Entertainer, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber


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.