Level 2 Photography

PHOT2
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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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
2
E
12
A.S. 91317 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
2
I
4
A.S. 91312 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
2
I
4
Total Credits

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