NCEA Level 2 Photography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Malcolm

The work developed for assessment for both internal and external assessments will be project based investigations around themes. These themes will centre on various photographic conventions and use a variety of interesting established artist models to help guide students to a successful body of practical work in each unit.

In this course students will learn to use a Digital camera with manual controls. The course is taught in a Fine Arts context using professional artist models as a method of study and a means of developing a body of original works in series towards assessment. Students will also be taught Digital Photography and Photoshop manipulation, for beginners or advanced students.

Career pathways include Journalistic Photography, Fashion Photography, Advertising, Television and Film Production, Design Pathways and Fine Arts and Portrait Photography.


NCEA Level 3 Photography

Students can move from Photography into any level 3 subject.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need a Digital Camera with ability to use manual functions.
It is strongly advised that students purchase a pack of art materials for this course. The teacher in charge will advise students at the beginning of the year.

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 credits in Visual Arts or Photography is preferable. Entry to this course is at the discretion of the HOD Arts Mrs Malcolm 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

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