NCEA Level 1 Art - Design/Photography - A Brief Encounter

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. YATES

Recommended Prior Learning

It is helpful if you have studied Art as an option in either Year 9 or 10

Select from a range of design briefs and develop a range of imaginative and inspirational design solutions.  The brief to choose from include: graphic design, advertising; fashion and architecture.

This is an introductory course for students interested in Photography and/or Design.  You will learn to use a camera, along with learning Photoshop, Illustration and InDesign programmes to enable you to manipulate images and develop design ideas.  You will learn to use the design process in order to enrich your creativity.  There are options if you are taking two lines of Art at Year 11, to complete a Level 2 Printmaking or Sculpture folio in this option.

(Work from 2020 Level 1 Waiopehu Photography and Design Students)




NCEA Level 2 Art Design - Capturing Creativity, NCEA Level 2 Art Photography - Inside the Box, NCEA Level 2 Fine Art - The Artist Studio

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Artist, Artistic Director, Tattoo Artist, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Media Producer, Hairdresser/Barber, Photographer, Business Analyst, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Urban/Regional Planner, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Florist, Game Developer, Landscaper, Architect, Architectural Technician, Information Technology Architect, Landscape Architect, Geospatial Specialist, Sales Representative, Sales and Marketing Manager, Telemarketer, Marketing Specialist, Historian, Software Developer, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, User Experience Designer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $75
Stationery Requirements: Included in contribution fees

Pathway Tags

Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker, advertising art director, comic book creator, graphic artist, primary teacher, advertising commercial director, comic strip artist, graphic designer, print maker, advertising copy writer, computer graphics designer, greeting card designer, properties artist, advertising creative director, conservator, guide, publicity director, advertising illustrator, corporate designer, hair stylist, puppet maker, advertising photographer, costume designer, haute couturier, renderer, aerial photographer, court artist, illustration agent, researcher, animation director, crafts artisan, illustrator-freelance, restorer, animator (digital/traditional), creative director-advertising, industrial designer, salesperson, antique restorer, curator, industrial photographer, scenic designer, architect, cutter & editor, interior decorator, scientific illustrator, architectural illustrator, dark room technician, interior designer, sculptor, architectural technologist, dentist, jeweler, serigrapher, art auctioneer, design consultant


Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.