Level 2 Photography

Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Ms L. Nicholson

The Arts are a powerful form of communication that recognise the value and contribution to society that employers are looking for today. Through studying the arts you will explore, challenge and celebrate your uniqueness and your way of seeing the world by being stimulated to take risks, connect your thinking and participate in creativeness independently and collaboratively.
These courses will give you the opportunity to think outside the box, problem solve and generate stimulating pieces of art. All of the arts are taught through negotiated programs and we not only cover all the key competencies but have the values and principles of the NZC intrinsically embedded within our courses. All jargon? Then read on ………….

At last the subject you have been waiting for. You will be learning all about digital photography and through this you will specifically be required to generate and develop ideas in digital photography around a common co-constructed theme. You will look at the different conventions (ways of seeing and doing) that are specific to photography and build up your IT skills in photo manipulation. You will make these in a connected way relating several pieces together, similar to what we see in a product or photography exhibition, giving you the opportunity to take part in this. You will have to leave your comfort zone.

Term 1Learning about basic photography and photographers
Term 2Publishing a photographic item
Term 3Folio boards
Term 4Folio board completion and group project

You will have:
•A portfolio of work to take into further education and employment
•Thinking skills employers are looking for in today’s market
•Entry subjects for Polytechnic and University and other tertiary study
•The world of work as your thinking skills will be enhanced following arts courses


Level 3 Painting, Level 3 Photography

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be a cost involved for all the printing, the use of a camera for a year and an SD card plus extra equipment and media.

Recommended Prior Learning

No prerequisites needed except the desire to work hard, have an interest in the arts and be will to move out of your comfort zone

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91307 v2 Visual Arts 2.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to photography
A.S. 91312 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
A.S. 91317 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
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
A.S. 91325 v2 Visual Arts 2.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Artist, Event Manager, Body and Makeup artist, Art Historian, Web Designer, Industrial Designer, Landscape Artist, Nail Technician, Window Dresser, Clothes Designer, Hairdresser, Signwriter, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Art Teacher, Art Therapist, Photographer, Digital Media, Graphic Designer, Colourist, Photo Technician