NCEA Level 3 Photography 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Szabados

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Photography gaining Achieved for the external 12 credit portfolio. Students are expected to have a sound academic record with adequate study habits.

Photography 301
The course builds on Level 2 Photography. At Level 3, students will be required to produce a thematic study of a subject to show evidence of their understanding of photography as picture making. They will build on skills gained at Level 2 and apply that knowledge to show their ideas by using camera techniques and the use of Photoshop. Students are encouraged to research and apply a range of contemporary photographic practices to systematically generate and develop images to show clarification of ideas.

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Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a $110 cost for materials used during the year. Students will need to purchase $20 credit to cover individual photocopying for proof sheets and mock-ups. While the school has digital cameras for loan, it is highly recommended that students have their own digital camera with manual controls. The recommended camera is the Canon EOS 1300 D. Students will have access to Mac computers, printers, scanners and professional studio lighting.
Students may visit art gallery shows relevant to the curriculum. Students may visit Pataka Gallery to view top folios from the previous year.

Pathway Tags

Advertising Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Photo Journalist, Food Photographer, Portrait Photographer, Underwater Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Director of Photography, Art School Director, Primary School Teacher, Intermediate Art Teacher, College Art Teacher, University Lecturer / Professor, Private Art Instructor, Art Therapist, Art Dealer, Artist Agent, Food Stylist, Florist, Display and Exhibition Planner, Art / Design / Colour Consultant, Gallery Owner / Assistant, Museum Curator, Personal Stylist, Picture Framer, Online Curator, Art curriculum writer, Art Historian, Art Critic, Arts Administrator, Arts and Cultural Planner, Website owner / Blogger, Animator, Concept Artist, Digital Illustrator, Digital 3D Modeller, Web Designer, iPhone / Android App Designer, Television / Film Producer, Documentary Film Maker, Camera Operator, Film Editor, Special Effects Designer, Video Game Design, You Tube Video Creator, Advertising Director, Logo / Branding Designer, Sign Writer, Magazine Layout Designer, Book / eBook Designer, Packaging Designer, Calendar / Stationary / Wallpaper Designer, Typographer, Industrial Designer / Bridge Designer, Toy Designer, Utensil Designer, Miniature Model Maker / Mock up Artist, Prop Designer, Food Product Designer, Architectural Illustrator, Book Illustrator, Graphic Illustrator, Technical / Textbook Illustrator, Storyboard Illustrator, Cartoonist / Caricaturist, Commercial Artist, Fine Artist (Photographer), Courtroom Artist, Art Conservationist, Special Effects Makeup / Creature Design, Mural Artist, Tattoo Artist, Fibre Artist, Accessories Designer (Shoes / Bags / hats), Dressmaker, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Designer / Sports Apparel Designer, Fashion Merchandising, Pattern Maker, Costume Designer, Home Wares Designer, Fabric / Textiles Designer, Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer / Town Planner, Playground / Theme Park / Sports Arena / Golf Course Designer, Interior Designer / Decorator, Film Set / Stage Design, Graphic Novel Author

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