Stage One courses

2021

Bachelor of Fine Arts students must take:

Semester One: 

  • FINEARTS 110, 111, and 113

Semester Two: 

If you need to complete an AELR course, then enrol as follows:

BFA conjoint students need to carefully plan enrolments on both sides of the conjoint degree. You can use My Programme Requirements and the University Calendar degree requirements, including courses needed, information to make sure your enrolments are correct. 

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 
  • 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, photography and time-based art. The course 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
  • 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 sculpture, printed matter and social practice. The course 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. The course makes accessible the means to discover and understand ideas relevant to contemporary art.
  • Semester availability: Semester One
  • Programme restriction: BFA or BFA conjoint
  • Points: 15