Photography Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Vercoe

The course at this level presupposes that the Level 2 course has been completed satisfactorily by students. In Photography this year students will develop skills using a digital camera to visually explore the world. Students will research artists by investigating their methods and ideas relating to photography and apply these conventions their own work. Students will generate and develop ideas to produce a body of work based on an individually selected broad theme. Students will learn technical skills including how to use photographic equipment such as cameras, lighting, digital processes and photo manipulation. Students will spend time looking at relevant and contemporary photographers, both internationally and in New Zealand. We will look at how to develop ideas using photographic procedures, digital developing procedures and your individual methodologies. 

Students are expected to spend significant time taking photos outside of class time so homework is essential in this subject choice.

Where a student wishes to take TWO of the Level 3 Visual Art subjects, they need permission of Mrs Crombie

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A3 Visual Diary can be purchased from the Department $7.50
6 mpix digital camera (preferably an SLR)
8G memory stick

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of: 16 Credits in Level 2 Photography, is recommended

Helpful Accompanying Subjects:
• Visual Art
• Design Technology
• Digital Technology

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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