PHOT2
This course requires 2 options.

Level 2 Photography

Course Description

This course aims to strengthen students knowledge of the creative process and the role of experimentation and development of ideas in Photography. Students will learn how to achieve practical photographic techniques and conventions in their work. They will also study the ideas and practices behind the work of traditional and contemporary photographers. Alongside these objectives, students will develop the skills and knowledge required to meet the specific achievement criteria of NCEA Level 2 Photography.

In this course you will:
Develop practical photography skills and understanding of the conventions of photography. These conventions include the rule of thirds, depth of field, shutter speed, filters, tone and many more.
Be free to choose the subject matter you photograph and the ideas that you base your work around.
Develop the ways you can communicate your ideas visually, through the medium of Photography.
Learn about established photographers ideas, influences and methods.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Access at home and school to a suitable DSLR camera.

Recommended Prior Learning

Success with a portfolio in NCEA Level 1 Art.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91322 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91317 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91312 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0