Level 3 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 ………….

You will build on the skills developed at Level 2.

This level is very different to the others as it evolves around you and your journey through the exploration of the medium of photography. The boundaries are non-existent and you will be way out of your comfort zone in order to challenge yourself. You are the creator of your own works using all the skills and knowledge you have acquired. You will be involved in tutorials and will have the opportunity to discuss and display your work.

Term 1Exploration of Photography
Term 2Creation of your own work for production
Term 3Folio Board
Term 4Folio Board completion

All levels offer internals and externals so that you can get accreditation in the subject.

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

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

Prerequisites needed are a previous credit history (Painting or Photography 200) in the Arts and the desire to work hard, have an interest in the Arts and be will to move out of your comfort zone.

You can opt into any level but suggest you talk to Mrs Nicholson if you are thinking about Level 3 without having done Level 2.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91442 v2 Photography 3.1 - Analyse methods and ideas from established photography practice
4r *
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
A.S. 91460 v2 Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 30

* 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: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 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