PHT2B

NCEA L2 Photography B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-Higgins

Level 2 Photography - Semester B  (Code: PHT2B)                                                                                                                                                          

 - This option is only available for students who have completed Semester A (Code: PHT2A) and leads to UE Approved, Level 3 Visual Arts courses. It allows for subject endorsement.

This is a semesterised course designed for students interested in developing their ideas using a camera.

Students choose their own theme. They develop their ideas by creating a series of photographs within their preferred area of interest. Students are expected to show extension of photography skills and art thinking. They will be shown how to draw from their environment and make artworks recognizing the conventions used in photographic practice. Use of studio lighting, time lapse and various indoor and outdoor photoshoots is expected. 

The two panel folio (12 credits) is only available in Semester 2 (Code: PHT2B).


Course Overview

Semester B
Semester B
– Internals only (2.2 - 4 credits, 2.5 - 4 credits) unless already completed Semester A or, if Semester A is already completed, 2.4 (External =Folio - 12 credits) & 2.5 (Internal - 4 credits)

Students who wish to complete the 12-credit folio (2.4) will need to also select Semester A (PHT2A)
This allows for course endorsement.

Recommended Prior Learning

Unless you have the approval of Head of Department, only students who have done Semester 1 may do Semester 2. However, experience and skills from Level 1 Art or DTY, DGR or Media are an advantage. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contribution to take home costs eg: production of folio; specialist paper and printing.

Pathway

This Level 2 course is an excellent option for anyone considering a career in any design or art course. Many of the other knowledge gained through this subject, including the high order thinking skills, are desirable and transferrable at tertiary level.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91307 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91312 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91317 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91322 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0