13 Art Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Martin

During this course students will generate and develop an individually conceived and driven photographic investigation. The thematic study, approach, artist models and technical format will be entirely selected by the student as they work through the challenges and concepts of their investigation. Students will keep a visual diary to research, experiment and document the process of their work. The visual diary is used to assess work for the internal standard while running concurrently with practical investigations for the external folio submission. It also provides the foundation of work presented for the scholarship standard and can be used in portfolios that are required for entrance to the many tertiary art courses available. 

The external component is a three board folio submission, due early Term 4.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$60 Take Home contribution. Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $60 for the cost of materials. There is an additional cost of $50 for specialty inkjet paper which is optional but strongly recommended for those printing their portfolio work.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 and/or Year 12 Photography. Prefer students to have their own single lens reflex digital camera (we recommend the Canon EOS range e.g. 1200D) though the department does have some cameras available for hire.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 91452 v2
Photography 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice
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
TotalNumeracy 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.

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.

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