Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Connon

Students develop and extend their ideas in a mature body of photographic art work with teacher guidance. They produce a sophisticated photographic art folio that can form the basis of their submission if they wish to apply to any art/design/photography based tertiary programme. Guidance is provided for all tertiary applications.
Photography is central to the cross-over between Art and multi-media.

This course includes –
• Original art using Digital photography
• Basic camera and lighting skills
• Practical art skills
• Research on artists

Refer to the links below to see examples of student work.

Future Possibilities
Entry to tertiary Art, Design or Photography courses is often through the submission of a folio representing a range of art study in the Year 13 courses, therefore students considering studying Art and/or Design at University should enrol in two of the following Level 3 courses: Art Design, Art Photography, Art Painting, Art Printmaking or Art Sculpture. These can be taken either full year or as a semester course. 

See Mr Soltero for more information.


ART DESIGN 31S - Semester, ART HISTORY 31S – Semester

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Access to a digital camera with aperture priority mode is recommended.
Please see Mr Soltero if you require advice on purchasing one (preferably before September).

Recommended Prior Learning

Maturity, enthusiasm and the ability to work independently. A Level 2 Art Photography course is strongly recommended. Students who have not successfully completed a Level 2 Art Photography course may not be able to undertake a full Level 3 Photography semester course.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

* 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: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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