NCEA – Level 2


Photography is a specialist Visual Arts subject. This is a practical course that enables the student to develop an understanding of photographic concepts and develop technical skills, including digital, lighting and Photoshop. There is also a focus on research of established artists to inform ideas and thinking. Students are encouraged to work independently and have the opportunity to investigate a range of genres throughout the year.



NCEA Level Internal Achievement Standards External Achievement Standards Total Credits for Level
Level 2 2 1 20


Recommended Prior Achievement Level

Achieved or better in all Level 1 Visual Arts Achievement Standards or at the discretion of the Head of Department.



Materials are required for this course. Please refer to the stationery list on mPower. Specialised materials are also available through the Art Department shop at cost and will be charged by account.

Optional weekend workshops taken by visiting artists/lecturers may be offered at the cost of $25.00 per day.