NCEA Level 3 Art - Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Brown

Painting with the lens: Taking a good photo is a complex and highly sought after skill, and we aim to equip students with a range of interesting ideas and skills to really make an impact on their society. Photography marries the taking with the making, and together with mastery over creative software such as Photoshop and Illustrator, your could be capable of amazing artwork. Let your imagination lead you into the unknown.

This course is a University Entrance approved subject.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Photography folio pass or HOD approval.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will also need their own good quality digital cameras, SD card and external hard drive.

Credit Information

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. 91447 v2
Photography 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photography
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

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.


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.