Stage Three courses

2020

BFA students must take:

BABFA students must take:

  • Semester One: FINEARTS 310 (30pt) + FINEARTS 305
  • Semester Two FINEARTS 309 (45pt)

FINEARTS 305 - Critical Practices

  • Course prescription: Presents selected forms of contemporary art practices and their related concepts. Considers these practices to enable a critical understanding of a broad range of contemporary art production and its relevance to students' own emerging practice. Provides a critical introduction to a range of artists' writing. Complements FINEARTS 308 and 309 by critically exploring the value of certain frameworks, including: philosophy, theory, art history, writing, tikanga Māori and the socio-cultural for a self-directed practice.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA and BFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 204
  • Corequisite: FINEARTS 302 or 303 or 308 or 309 or 310 or 311
  • Points: 15

FINEARTS 308 - Studio Practice 3

  • Course prescription: Builds upon the conceptual, material, technical and contextual work undertaken in Studio Practice 2. Students will explore and develop a range of methodologies that will enable them to understand the principle of a self-directed practice. Students are required to pursue open-ended exploration and critical analysis within their studio work, with an emphasis on experimentation and reflexivity. Consists of a range of supervised briefs embracing media specific, interdisciplinary, Māori, local and global approaches to creating art works. Students will also engage in focused contextual study in an area relevant to their interests.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA and BFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 204, 207, 208
  • Points: 45

FINEARTS 309 - Studio Practice 4

  • Course prescription: Extends the self-directed aspect of FINEARTS 308 through work on one or two long-term personal projects. A key focus is the identification of, and response to, a contextual issue or mode of practice relevant to contemporary art. Students will begin to develop an understanding of their own practice within the context of a wider field of local and international contemporary art practices. Students will also engage in focused contextual study in an area relevant to their interests.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA and BFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 308 or 310
  • Points: 45

FINEARTS 310 - Studio Practice 3

  • Course prescription: Builds upon the conceptual, material, technical and contextual work undertaken in Studio Practice 2. Students will explore and develop a range of methodologies that will enable them to understand the principle of a self-directed practice. Students are required to pursue open-ended exploration and critical analysis within their studio work, with an emphasis on experimentation and reflexivity. Consists of a range of supervised briefs embracing media specific, interdisciplinary, Māori, local and global approaches to creating art works.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 204, 207, 208
  • Points: 30