Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Schon

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 16 credits in NCEA Level 2 Photography.

Students will continue to build upon their photographic conventions using digital processes. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of photographic approaches through the self-selection of artist models, themes, digital and analogue manipulation, shooting and scanning film, manipulating images on Photoshop and Lightroom, with camera techniques. Students will work towards completing an externally assessed portfolio board showcasing their photographic abilities.

Internal assessments 8 credits. External assessment 14 credits.

Learning Areas:


Course Costs

Camera: Students who do not own a digital SLR camera can borrow cameras from the department. However, we only have a small number so it cannot be guaranteed that a camera will be available 100% of the time.
Software: As students will be learning how to manipulate and enhance images using Photoshop and lightroom it is advisable (but not compulsory) for students to have these programmes on a home computer.

Pathway Tags

professional artist, art gallery director, photojournalist, film director, design consultant, art conservator, commercial photographer, illustrator, fashion designer, art critic, graphic designer, lecturer and art teacher.