Photography

Click on NZQA link to Visual Arts subject resources for information about the standards

What should I have already achieved?

Achieved or better in one of the L2 Visual Arts external folios AS91320 Design, AS91321 Painting, AS91322 Photography, or with TIC approval.

What will I learn?

Students will build and extend their skills already gained at Level 2. They will develop and refine their technical and creative skills using drawing informed by established practice (artist models) of their choosing. Drawing is used to explore, develop, clarify and extend ideas through research, compositional sketches, photo shoot planning, proof sheets, test prints, digital manipulation, compositional plans and finished prints.

How will this course be assessed?

A maximum of 26 credits are offered in this course. AS3.2 and AS3.3 internal standards will be assessed in a workbook format. Internal standards are optional. AS3.4 external standard is a 3-panel folio board or digital folio that is compulsory for all students.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No FAOs are offered.

Are there any Pre-requisites for Level 3?

Achieved or better in one of the Level 2 Visual Arts external folios AS91320 Design, AS91321 Painting, AS91322 Photography, or with TIC approval.

What does the course lead to?

Degree and Diploma courses at major tertiary institutions for a wide range of careers in photography (eg. commercial, forensic, industrial, medical, fashion, documentary) and allied fields: publishing, photo journalism, laboratory work, photo finishing, visual arts and design. Click here for more Visual Art Careers.

What are the course costs?

$40.00 (Course materials, 'Photography Pack' and $10 printing credit)

Printing external folio costs of up to $45 will be invoiced later in the year, depending on whether the student is submitting a digital or hard copy folio

Having own DSLR camera is highly recommended otherwise a camera can be rented from OSC if taken off site

Adobe Software Licence available for BYOD device from OSC for an extra cost of $10

NOTE: BYOD Laptop computer (minimum system requirements - Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later) or macOS version 10.12(Sierra) or later and 8 GB or more of RAM recommended)