NCEA L2 Photography B

PHT2B
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-Higgins

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. 


Level 2 Photography - Semester A  (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.

Learning Areas:

Arts - Mātauranga Toi, NCEA Level 2



Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional Therapist, Aeroplane Pilot, Artist, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Jeweller, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Lighting Technician, Nanny/Child Carer, Photographer, Signmaker, Valuer, Garment Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional Therapist, Aeroplane Pilot, Artist, Tattoo Artist, Film/Television Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Jeweller, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Lighting Technician, Nanny/Child Carer, Photographer, Signmaker, Valuer, Garment Technician