Level 3 Photography*

Course Description

Students will be required to maintain a visual/digital diary which documents their generation of ideas, photographic techniques, application of artist models, final imagery and development of ideas. Students will select a topic of their own choice and, using a variety of photographic approaches, create a body of Photography work which will be presented on 3 x A1 folio boards for external assessment.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity: You will be challenged to extend your ideas, draw inspiration from existing photographers, test and experiment with a wide range of camera functions, lighting and editing techniques.
  • You will select your own "Social Issue’’ to develop a Fine Art Photographic body of work.
  • Decision Making: You will apply the photographic process, associated language and terminology and use it to make decisions to inform the development of your own photographic practice. 
  • Use Photography techniques to develop imagery to explore ideas and communicate about your kaupapa.
  • Digital Literacy: Use Adobe Photography programmes to edit, create multiple image constructions, and record your ideas. 
  • Depth of Field, Shutter Speed, Lighting, Multiple Image construction, Projection, Sculptural photography, digital and hand crafted manipulations.
  • Time Management: Use the allocated time and set deadlines to manage your work output and receive quality feed-forward on your developing inquiry.
  • Use the specialist studio and lighting gear to take your Photography to the next level! 
  • Collaboration: Learn to work with a model and assistants as you capture your imagery. 

  • Work with a crew of your classmates to manage your model, props, Lights and backdrops. 

Other Information:

1 x optional achievement standard is available for some students, by negotiation with the classroom teacher.

Resources Required

All resources are supplied for use in class.
It is recommended that students purchase their own 32GB SD card and a USB flash drive to manage their own files.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91452 v2
Photography 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91457 v2
Photography 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 14
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.