Stage Two courses

2020

BFA students must take:

FINEARTS 207 (45pt) + General Education course + FINEARTS 208 (45pt) + FINEARTS 204

BABFA students must take either:

  • FINEARTS 207 (45pt) + FINEARTS 212 (30pt) + FINEARTS 204
  • FINEARTS 209 (30pt) + FINEARTS 208 (45pt) + FINEARTS 204

FINEARTS 204 - Critical Studies

  • Course prescription: A practice-led perspective to consider the key contexts and concepts relevant to contemporary art introduced in FINEARTS 104. Examines selected theoretical and philosophical terms, their broader cultural contexts, and their relevance for art-practice. Complements FINEARTS 207 and 208, by exploring art's dynamic relationship to the range of contexts and knowledge discussed, and the ways in which these relationships inform art's production and reception.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA and BFA
  • Corequisite: FINEARTS 201 or 202 or 207 or 208 or 209 or 212
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104
  • Points: 15

FINEARTS 207 - Studio Practice 1

  • Course prescription: Provides an understanding of contemporary artistic practice relevant to students' developing interests. Students will engage with current art ideas, methodologies and positions and will gain experience in understanding their own work in relationship to local and international contemporary art practices. Consists of the supervised completion of a number of prescribed briefs, and focused contextual study in an area relevant to the student's broad interests. Discipline-based and interdisciplinary learning will be undertaken, with a dual emphasis on the development of conceptual thinking and material languages.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA and BFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104
  • Points: 45

FINEARTS 208 - Studio Practice 2

  • Course prescription: Focuses on the conditions of reception relevant to students' work including ways meaning is created; how art works are read; and the significance of presentation strategies. 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 studio interests.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA and BFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 207 or 209
  • Points: 45

FINEARTS 209 - Studio Practice 1

  • Course prescription: Provides an understanding of contemporary artistic practice relevant to students' developing interests. Students will engage with current art ideas, methodologies and positions and will gain experience in understanding their own work in relationship to local and international contemporary art practices. Consists of the supervised completion of a number of prescribed briefs. Discipline-based and interdisciplinary learning will be undertaken, with a dual emphasis on the development of conceptual thinking and material languages.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104
  • Points: 30

FINEARTS 212 - Studio Practice 2

  • Course prescription: Focuses on the conditions of reception relevant to students' work including ways meaning is created; how art works are read; and the significance of presentation strategies. Consists of a range of supervised briefs embracing media specific, interdisciplinary, Māori, local and global approaches to creating art works.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 
  • Programme restriction: BABFA
  • Prerequisite: FINEARTS 207
  • Points: 30