L3 Art Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Smith

This course is both practical and theoretical and requires extensive research and analysis of photographers’ works, so that students can formulate their own ideas which are then carried out in practical work. It involves a systematic approach that explores and develops ideas, and uses the work of other photographers, shaping them into a cohesive body of practical work.

Students are required to have access to high quality digital cameras along with portable backup hard drives, as this subject cannot be completed with inferior or substandard equipment.

Internal Standards: Are worth 4 credits each and are a combination of research theory and practical work. 

External Portfolio: This is a submission of practical work worth 14 credits in total and is externally assessed. Essentially, this folio is based on the work established in the Internals that are completed during the first two terms of the year. The folio comprises of three A1 panels which show how students have used their chosen photographer models and integrated them into their own work. The work must show a development and a sequence of logical ideas which are investigated, developed and refined to produce finished conclusions.

Scholarship: Scholarship is offered for students who complete work at ‘Merit’ level or above. Additional group tutorials will be offered by specialist staff from Term 3.

Course Costs

Students need access to a Digital SLR Camera and a memory card. They also require the following stationery items which can be bought individually or as a pack from our recommended supplier on the school website.
A4 workbook, blutack, double sided tape, gluestick.
Photography paper and Folio card is available for purchase through the department.

Senior Art Photography Pack

Required Prior Learning

It is essential that students who wish to enter L3 Art Photography must have completed L2 Art Photography, or another L2 Art subject. The students must have gained an ‘Achieved’ or better grade in all internal and external assessments in L2 Art Photography or another L2 Art subject. If the criteria are met then students can advance to L3 Art Photography.

Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
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
A.S. 91452 v2 Photography 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice
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: 22

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.