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NCEA Level 2 Photography
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 20

Entry Recommendations:  NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts course (Painting and Printmaking or Photography and Design) 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:

Digital SLR cameras are available for use. Own SLR Digital Camera is an advantage.

$100 – materials – digital photo printing

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 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
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
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