L3 Photography - Semester A

3PHOA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Mears

Level 3 Photography - Through the Lens - an exploration of contemporary photography practice




Level 3 Photography is a camera  based  Visual Arts drawing course. It is a course for students who have achieved Level 2 Photography and want to expand their thinking skills in Digital Photography and lens based art making. The course expands students’ proficiency with the camera and lighting studio. Editing and layout skills are honed using Adobe LIghtroom, Photoshop and InDesign. 

In the first internal achievement standard (3.2) students will utilise established photography practice to develop an understanding photography conventions and the possibilities to make Art with a camera and in the second internal achievement standard (3.3) students will use photography conventions and a knowledge of established photography practice to systematically clarify their art making ideas and to edit a series of Photography drawings using the Adobe Creative Suite. 

Photography develops visual thinking and compositional art making skills. It leads  to further study at tertiary level in the Creative and Fine Arts and can lead to rewarding career outcomes.                                                                                




Pathway

L3 Photography - Semester B

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Basic art materials such as communal pens and pencils, access to specialty photography will be available. It is recommended that students have a take home kit that includes a good design pen, a highlighter, a quality visual diary plus a USB stick drive.

The Kaipara College Art Department also provides limited loan DSLR cameras (on signing of a loan agreement) plus free access to the Adobe Creative Suite and a limited number of PC's for student use.

It is recommended that students that take this course have access to their own DSLR camera, laptop or computer as that will enhance their ability to keep up with the course at home and at school.

Students will be able to place a stationery order at the start of the year to purchase the materials that they want for their personal practice or are free to supply their own.


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 

Achieved in Level 2 Photography External Portfolio Boards

If students wish to take Semester B - the external Photography Portfolio Boards they must have first achieved the internal Level 3 Photography standards offered in Semester A. 

Photography develops visual thinking and compositional art making skills. It leads  to further study at tertiary level in the Creative and Fine Arts and can lead to rewarding career outcomes.

Level 3 Photography is a UE accredited subject.



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
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
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91452 v2 Photography 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice
3
I
4
*
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.

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Curator, ArtTeacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Lighting Technician, Photographer


Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.