NCEA Level 3 Photography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Lindsay

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 photography, gaining a minimum of 12 credits.

Students need to gain good knowledge of black and white photographic procedures. The course deals with camera handling, taking of photographs and developing techniques for films and prints. Through the image making process students should gain understanding of methods and procedures used by artists, and apply this to a thematic study.
Students will produce work, presented in a portfolio and assignments on a number of themes. The course is assessed through achievement standards that cover the curriculum with total credits of 22.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.



Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2x A3 clearfile, 1x A3 Visual Diary, 35mm SLR Camera - Own digital SLR camera is essential.
It is recommended students pay the subject charge of $40. The covers the cost of the take home materials in the course and a yearly licence fee for Photoshop. This would be installed on a personal computer.
Students are expected to pay for their own printing costs.

Pathway Tags

Animator, Artist, Photographer, Artistic Director, Teaching, Illustrator, Product Design, Fashion Design, Textiles, Architect, Interior Design, Video Game Design, Web Design, Film and Video Editor, Information Systems, Engineer, Software Developer, Small Business Owner, Website Developer, Website Manage, Research and Development, Product and Support, E-Commerce, Marketing Consultant, Sales and Marketing, ICT Security Specialist, Telecommunications Network Planner, Animation, Robotics Designer Video and Film: Software Engineer, Makeup and Prosthetics, Animations and Digital Artist, Sound Recording and Production Media - TV, Music Videos Graphics: 2D Animator, Brand and Identity Designer, Packaging Designer, Visual Designer, Computer Finished Artist, Junior Art Director, Film and Video Editor


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.