NCEA Level 2 Photography
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 24

Entry Recommendations:  NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts or entry in consultation with Head of Visual Arts Faculty.

Course Outline: This course will involve two parts:

  1. Workbook studies and practical submissions covering artist research, photographs, drawing, media studies and idea development.
  2. Portfolio – an externally assessed two-panel folio which is thematically linked and demonstrates a range of media and development of ideas.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Understand and analyse the influences of contexts on the characteristics and production of photographs and their own work.
  • Apply and extend understanding of a range of conventions from photography practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Develop technical understanding of a range of photographic media.
  • Generate, anaylse and extend ideas, showing understanding of photography practice.
  • Research and analyse how photographs are constructed and interpreted to communicate meanings.

Course Costs: $300 for materials, digital printing, software package and workshop. Digital SLR cameras are available for use.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Photography.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91307
Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to photography
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 10
AS 91312
Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 9
AS 91317
Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
AS 91322
Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
12 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 4
Level 2 Photography