Stage One courses

2024

Updated Monday 18 September 2023

In the first year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, students should enrol in:

Semester One: 

  • FINEARTS 110
  • FINEARTS 111
  • FINEARTS 113 

Semester Two: 

  • FINEARTS 112 and

 

BFA conjoint students need to carefully plan enrolments on both sides of the conjoint degree. You should use My Programme Requirements to check the courses in your degree, which courses you can take, and your progress.

The University Calendar also contains information on each conjoint degree, and the schedule section identifies the courses within each. 

Courses

FINEARTS 110 - Introduction to Fine Arts Technologies

  • Course prescription: Introduces students to a range of technical workshops and skills for artistic practice. Students will develop a set of technical competencies and build their capacity to think through making. Students will be inducted into best workshop practice, whakaute, health & safety protocols, and be assessed as safe workshop users while working under direct supervision.
  • Semester availability: Semester One
  • Location: City Campus
  • Programme restriction: BFA or BFA conjoint
  • Points: 15

FINEARTS 111 - Fine Arts Studio 1

  • Course prescription: Through a series of three short studio-based projects, students will be introduced to key concepts and practices of painting, culpture and social practice. Emphasises the acquisition of skills in conceptual thinking and the development of ideas, using a range of approaches to the making and presentation of artworks. Aspects of Mātauranga Māori and its relationship to artmaking will also be introduced.
  • Semester availability: Semester One
  • Location: City Campus
  • Programme restriction: BFA or BFA conjoint
  • Points: 30

FINEARTS 112 - Fine Arts Studio 2

  • Course prescription: Through a series of three short studio-based projects, students will be introduced to key concepts and practices of print, time-based arts, and photography. Emphasises the acquisition of skills in conceptual thinking and the development of ideas, using a range of approaches to the making and presentation of artworks. Aspects of Mātauranga Māori and its relationship to artmaking will also be introduced.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two
  • Programme restriction: BFA or BFA conjoint
  • Points: 30

FINEARTS 113 - Ideas and Contexts for Creative Practice

  • Course prescription: Introduces the ways knowledge of contemporary art and ideas can enable an individual artistic practice. Students will discover and understand ideas relevant to contemporary art.
  • Semester availability: Semester One
  • Location: City Campus
  • Programme restriction: BFA or BFA conjoint
  • Points: 15