Level 3 Photography & Design
Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Chuck
What will I learn and how will I learn?
This course focuses on typography (styles of lettering), logos, photography and design techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Indesign to bring these ideas together in practice. Students create logos, posters, web designs and promotional materials (letterheads, business cards, tickets), which are relevant in creative industries and business/marketing. They will produce images related to a chosen theme, and develop understanding of the visual elements in photography, ie, line, shape, colour, balance and contrast. They will also develop their design skills in Photoshop to layout images, design logos, business cards, posters, web designs, packaging designs, magazine spreads, calendars, and publication designs (magazines).
Please note that homework is an essential part of Photography & Design as photos usually need to be taken at home. Also, it is very useful for students to have their own camera as resources are limited.
NOTE: There are both Design achievement standards and Photography achievement standards offered in this course. Achievement Standard 91460 is optional.
Conditions of Assessment
Submitting Internal Assessment
Students must hand in their work to the teacher by the specified due date. If any work is missing or not handed in, they will receive a non-achieved, unless they supply a medical note and notify the teacher or HoLA (Mrs Chuck) beforehand.
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in student work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are not available in every standard.
Recommended Prior Learning
Preference will be given to students who have successfully earned twelve external credits in Level 2 Photography & Design or Level 2 Visual Arts, or by approval from the Teacher in Charge or the Head of Arts Learning Area.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 48 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 28 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
Term: 4, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 5
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 48
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.