This course requires 2 options.


Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Connon

The focus of this course is on the development of artistic ideas. Students use their ideas and subject matter with a variety of contemporary photographic approaches to Art. Students research artists and demonstrate an understanding of established photographic practice with teacher guidance. 

The course includes –

  • Making Original Art using Digital Photography
  • Learning and Using Practical Art Skills
  • Researching and applying Artist's Conventions
  • Editing & Image Making with Adobe Photoshop

Refer to the links below to see examples of student work.

Future Possibilities

Successful completion of this course gives students entry to Art Photography 31F. Entry to tertiary Art, Design or Photography courses is often through the submission of a folio representing a range of art study in the Year 13 courses, therefore students considering studying Art and/or Design at University should enrol in two of the following Level 2 courses: Art Design, Art Photography, Art Painting, Art Printmaking or Art Sculpture. These can be taken as either full year or as a semester course.

See Ms Connon for more information.


Recommended Prior Learning

Maturity, enthusiasm and the ability to work independently are needed. Level 1 Art is strongly recommended because of the skills learned in managing relatively large independent projects and more especially the creative process. 

Students who have not successfully completed Level 1 Art need to meet with Ms Connon or Mr Soltero before confirming enrolment in Photography.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Access to a good quality digital camera is recommended.
Please see Mr Soltero if you require advice on purchasing a camera.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91312 v2
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91322 v2
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0