NCEA Level 2 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, you could be capable of amazing artwork. Let your imagination lead you into the unknown.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


NCEA Level 3 Art - Photography

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A suitable device (laptop) is strongly recommended.

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

Recommended Prior Learning

An achieved grade or higher in Level 1 Art folio.

This course needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).

Credit Information
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.

Pathway Tags

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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.