L3 Photography - Semester B

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 Semester B Students use their knowledge of photography conventions and photography practice to clarify, extend and regenerate ideas to produce systematic series of work that for three portfolio boards for the external achievement standard (3.4). 

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.                                                                                    

Prior Learning & Prerequisites


Achieved in Level 2 Photography External Portfolio Boards

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

Level 3 Photography is a UE accredited subject if the student takes both semesters.


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.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91457 v2 Photography 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

* 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: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

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


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.