L2ARPH

Level 2 Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mx R. Goldstein

Photography utilises digital processes and DSLR cameras. Students will learn a variety of techniques, including furthering their aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, lighting, situation-specific photography skills, and digital photoshop skills. 

Students will utilise our high-quality Nikon cameras, props, and the lighting studio. Students will develop ideas and themes over the year, based on their own interests, in consultation with the teacher, with inspiration taken from established artists’ ideas, methods, and techniques.  

There are 12 external credits where students display a portfolio of their year’s work. There are four internal credits, with the option of an additional four internal credits. Opportunities arise each year for students to publicly exhibit their work and to enter competitions. 

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 credits from Level 1 Digital Art, or have received HOF approval.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91312 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91317 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91322 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.