Level Two Photography – 12VPHCourse Content: The Level 2 Photography course provides students with a foundation of both camera and Photoshop skills, for creating effective photographic work. They engage in an ongoing decision-making process to generate, develop, and extend ideas related to their chosen theme. A student's work may move into one of the main genres of portraiture, still-life, sport documentary, or landscapes (rural and/or urban); there are many theme possibilities that they may choose from for their work, relevant to their own interests. The course is grounded in building understanding of established practice, which involves visual literacy, awareness of cultural contexts, and broad opportunities to push their creativity.
Assessment: Level 2 Photography is a 16 credit course offering two Achievement Standards.
- Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography (internally assessed - 4 credits)
- Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography (externally assessed 12 - credits)
Requirements: Students will require access to their own DSLR or a high-quality
point-and-shoot camera and a laptop. Adobe Creative Suite software will be included
as part of the course costs take home component for the year.
Entry Requirements: Nil, however entry into Level 2 Photography will be aided by the completion of Level 1 Digital Art. Where places are limited preference will be given to students who have taken Level 1 Digital Art and gained 12 external credits.
Level Three Photography – 13VPH
Course Content: The Level 3 Photography course builds on the skills that have been learned in the Level 2 course. Students will continue to develop camera skills using a digital camera to visually explore the world. Students will research a variety of artists by investigating their methods and ideas related to photography and apply these to their own work. Although the emphasis is on photography, student work can demonstrate influences from other art disciplines such as painting, design, printmaking, and installation art. Students then continue to produce a folio showing a development of photography sequences, procedures, and processes.
Scholarship: Students are given the opportunity to enter the
scholarship examination in this subject. Conceptual thinking, practical,
communication and analytical skills are required to submit for this portfolio
of work. A thorough workbook or e-portfolio (ie. Adobe Spark) containing
research, written notes, critique reflections, visual notes are to be
maintained throughout the year. Should students wish to enter scholarship for
this course, they must discuss this with their teacher.
Assessment: Level 3 Photography is an 18-credit course offering two Achievement Standards.
- Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice (internally assessed - 4 credits)
- Produce a systematic
body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within
photography practice (externally assessed - 14 credits)
Course Requirements: Students will require access to their own DSLR or a
high-quality point-and-shoot camera and a laptop. Adobe Creative Suite software
will be included as part of the course costs take home component for the year.
Entry Requirements: Entry into Level 3 Photography will be aided by the completion of Level 2 Photography. Where places are limited preference will be given to students, who have taken Level 2 Photography and gained 12 external credits.