Approx Cost:
$5.00 for class materials.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

This course is open entry.

Course Outline:

Love going to the movies? This semester course will teach students about visual language. They will learn the components of both static and moving images and how we are manipulated daily by these. This course will include a study of a novel (i.e. a graphic novel or a novel that has been turned into a film), alongside the study of a feature length film. Students will showcase their knowledge of visual language through close viewing of film and a final presentation of either static or moving images that they have created.


  • literature study
  • close viewing skills
  • speaking and presenting skills
  • formal writing skills
  • visual language skills

There is one internal NCEA assessment including 3 literacy credits.


Where Does It Lead:

ENW201, ENG201, ENH201 and ENS201 (if entry requirements are met for these courses), ENO202, ENG202

For further information see:
Ms Lamont