NCEA Course Booklet

Art (Visual)

Year 12

Art – Photography

Prerequisites None.

Assessment The course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with 12 of the 20 credits externally assessed through portfolio submission, and the remaining 8 credits internally assessed.

Exclusions A student must gain approval from the HoD and Assistant Principal – Curriculum if they wish to take more than two Visual Arts subjects. Description In Year 12 Photography, the students are introduced to the conventions of digital photography and will have the opportunity to work in-depth in a range of different topics. A development of a high standard of skills and ideas is expected to be demonstrated at this level. Opportunity will be provided during the year for students to work on personal projects, chosen in consultation with the Photography teacher.

The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:

• AS 91312 (4 credits – internal) Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to Photography. • AS 91317 (4 credits – internal) Develop ideas in a related series of drawing appropriate to established photography practice. • AS 91322 (12 credits – external) Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art-making conventions and ideas within Photography. (Two-panel portfolio of work.)

NB: You must have a digital SLR camera for this course.

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