Courses - Faculty of Creative Arts And Industries


Fine Arts

Stage I

FINEARTS 101
30 Points

Studio 1.1

Students will work on a range of 'ideas based' activities that will challenge them progressively to develop and extend their knowledge and skills. These range from short focused projects to those allowing more time for research and personal development. Students will cover a range of the disciplines available in the school and be encouraged to explore in a cross-disciplinary manner.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 103 or 104

FINEARTS 102
30 Points

Studio 1.2

An extension of projects from FINEARTS 101 Studio 1.1. Students will be encouraged to develop personal creative directions with a focus on experimentation and interdisciplinary art and design outcomes.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101

Corequisite: FINEARTS 103 or 104

FINEARTS 103
15 Points

Drawing and Related Practices

An introduction to different approaches to drawing and its relationship with contemporary practices in art and design, including traditional approaches to drawing and drawing techniques. Students will also explore drawing as a conceptual process. Research which investigates drawings as both a technical and conceptual practice is encouraged.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 101 or 102

FINEARTS 104
15 Points

Introduction to Critical Studies

An introduction to contemporary art from a practice-led perspective. Themes, ideas and movements relevant to the field of contemporary art will be introduced, alongside key theoretical and philosophical terms. Students study the ways these contextual and conceptual frameworks inform art production. Emphasises the multiple ways in which art-practice engages with these frameworks. Aspects of tikanga Māori and its relationship to art-making will also be introduced.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 101 or 102

FINEARTS 105
15 Points

Special Topic

FINEARTS 109G
15 Points

Introduction to Photographic Practice

Introduces the methods, concepts and contemporary contexts of photographic practice alongside the development of a photographic portfolio. Students will use their own camera, (this can include cell phone cameras) to develop a portfolio of photographic work and explore the ways in which contemporary arts and cultural practices in Aotearoa enable a critical reflection on the production of images.

FINEARTS 110
15 Points

Introduction to Fine Arts Technologies

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 and safety protocols, and be assessed as safe workshop users while working under direct supervision.

FINEARTS 111
30 Points

Fine Arts Studio 1

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. 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.

FINEARTS 112
30 Points

Fine Arts Studio 2

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. 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 covered.

FINEARTS 113
15 Points

Ideas and Contexts for Creative Practice

Introduces the ways the knowledge of contemporary art and ideas can enable an individual artistic practice. Students will discover and understand ideas relevant to contemporary art.

Stage II

FINEARTS 201
30 Points

Studio 2.1

Provides an understanding of contemporary artistic practice relevant to students' developing artistic interests. Students engage with current art and/or design ideas, methodologies and positions and become experienced in understanding their own practice in relationship to contemporary practices in an increasingly reflexive manner. Consists of the supervised completion of a number of prescribed briefs from which students select.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103 and 104 or FINEARTS 100

Corequisite: FINEARTS 203

FINEARTS 202
30 Points

Studio 2.2

Focuses on the conditions of reception relevant to students' work including: ways meaning is created; how art and/or design works are read; and the significance of presentation strategies. Consists of the supervised completion of longer briefs, of which one is self-generated.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 201

FINEARTS 203
15 Points

Studio 2.3

Study and exploration through practice of an issue relevant to a discipline or area of contemporary discourse. Students will understand, explore and analyse a selected issue through readings, discussions and production and presentation of studio work.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103 and 104 or FINEARTS 100

Corequisite: FINEARTS 201 or 202

FINEARTS 204
15 Points

Critical Studies

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104

Corequisite: FINEARTS 201 or 202 or 207 or 208 or 209 or 212

FINEARTS 205
15 Points

Special Topic

FINEARTS 206
15 Points

Fields of Practice 2

Allows students to study and explore through practice an issue relevant to a media area, with the aim of encouraging reflexivity in relation to media processes. In this course students will understand, explore and analyse a selected issue through readings, discussions and production and presentation of studio work.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 203

Corequisite: FINEARTS 202

FINEARTS 207
45 Points

Studio Practice 1

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104

Restriction: FINEARTS 201, 203

FINEARTS 208
45 Points

Studio Practice 2

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 207 or 209

Restriction: FINEARTS 202, 206

FINEARTS 209
30 Points

Studio Practice 1

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104

Restriction: FINEARTS 201, 203, 207

FINEARTS 210G
15 Points

Understanding Contemporary Visual Arts Practice

How does the contemporary art world work? Premised on the idea that there are many art worlds, this course examines global and local contemporary artistic practices, theories, histories and institutions, exploring the practices and discourses that constitute these worlds. No prior knowledge or experience of contemporary art is assumed.

Prerequisite: 60 points passed

FINEARTS 211G
15 Points

Understanding Contemporary Fashion Design

Investigates the relationship between fashion design and identity to build understanding of the increasing rapidity of clothing change as both the product of individual choice and the manifestation of a need for community. The emphasis will be on the consumption of fashion and its relationship to the human body with reference to fashion theory in the context of the broader literatures of gender, class and ethnicity.

Prerequisite: 60 points passed

FINEARTS 212
30 Points

Studio Practice 2

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 207

Restriction: FINEARTS 202, 206, 208

FINEARTS 220
15 Points

Nga Toi Taketake: Fibre and Textile

Engages students with materials and methods of making that are indigenous to Aotearoa. Explores concepts, methods and techniques of Te Ao Māori through the development and creation of contemporary fibre and textile-based artworks. Through an exploration of practices such as tukutuku, students will consider how collaboration, pattern, symbolism and whanaungatanga can be embedded in artworks.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 221
15 Points

Nga Toi Taketake: Objects

Engages students with materials and methods of making that are indigenous to Aotearoa. Explores concepts, methods and techniques of Te Ao Māori through the development and creation of contemporary artworks using materials such as wood, clay, stone, and shell.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 222
15 Points

Printed Matter: Printmaking

Explores contemporary printed matter. Students will work with a range of traditional printmaking technologies that may include monoprint, screen print, woodcut, and photogravure as well as expanded, experimental processes using digital and laser cutting technologies.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 223
15 Points

Printed Matter: Publication

Introduces students to print publication as a site of contemporary practice exploring ways in which artists, designers, and activists have made use of the printed form as a social medium. Students will experiment with the format and materiality of printed media, and the experience of viewing, through the production of self-published works such as artist’s books, posters, and zines. Technical workshops will develop skills in digital and hand-made print and production methods.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 224
15 Points

Time-Based: Digital Film

Offers a practical exploration of digital film production. Students will learn camera techniques and editing skills to support the development of experimental visual stories while learning how digital workflow and project management can affect a creative outcome. Students will work both collaboratively and individually, using a range of filmmaking equipment and editing software to make short films.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 225
15 Points

Time-Based: Audio-Visual Installation

Explores the installation aspect of making audio-visual time-based artworks. Students will consider what happens to audio-visual work once it leaves the computer including how artworks are rendered in physical space for viewers to engage with. Students will learn the basics of audio-video installation practices and experiment with audio visual installations.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 226
15 Points

Photography: Digital Photography

Covers the conceptual and practical possibilities of digital photography. Students will experiment with a wide range of image-making technologies including SLR digital cameras. Lighting considerations and a range of options for printing digital photos will be explored. Contemporary photographic practices will be covered within the context of global image circulation.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 227
15 Points

Photography: Analogue Photography

Provides students with an overview of analogue photographic processes. Students will gain skills in darkroom photography, including a practical understanding of film camera technologies, developing and printing processes, and the use of darkroom techniques to refine and manipulate photographic imagery.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 228
15 Points

Painting: Materiality and Process

Considers the various ways in which actions, processes, and materials can shape a painting practice. Covers a range of painterly actions and a self-generated list of ‘paint-related’ verbs (to roll, to smudge, to scrape). Students will create a ‘catalogue’ of marks and manipulations of paint. They will then develop these ideas through a studio practice which explores abstraction, materiality, and considerations of form. A broad range of traditional, modern and expanded paint properties and mediums will be considered.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 229
15 Points

Painting: Painted Images

Explores contemporary techniques of still life and representational painting as a means of re-thinking visual histories. Students will gather and arrange source materials and object references and explore a range of painted responses. Emphasises the construction and preparation of supports and surfaces, colour theory, and the methods and mediums that support painting practice.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 230
15 Points

Sculpture: Constructing and Fabricating

Based in the metal and wood workshops, this course will guide students in the exploration of materials and construction processes. Develop sculptural works in metal or wood. Students will use tools and techniques such as cutting, joining and welding.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 231
15 Points

Sculpture: Shaping and Casting

Engages with tactile processes of object-making and reproduction to create works of contemporary art using clay, wax, and other materials. Students will make reproductions of their handmade objects using a range of casting processes and explore how multiples impact the form and content of artworks.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 232
15 Points

Performance: Communication, Identity and Community

Focuses on performance art as a means of communication. Examines the ways in which performance can be integral to an artistic and cultural identity, contemporary life, and community.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 233
15 Points

Performance: Action/Documentation

Considers how documentation effects our understanding of performance art and what might be done to retain and communicate the ephemeral effects of a passing event. Students explore their own performance practice and develop appropriate methods of documentation including video, photography, drawing, and sound recording. Students will work both collaboratively and individually, using documentation as a visual and conceptual tool.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 234
15 Points

Creative Careers: Pathways

Emphasises the practical aspects of establishing a career as a creative practitioner. Covers writing proposals, applications, artist’s statements, and other practical tools for a creative career. Focuses on the ability to communicate ideas effectively to peers and professional networks.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 235
15 Points

Creative Careers: Making Exhibitions

Students will consider the types of roles and structures that exist in contemporary art worlds, with a focus on curatorial practice and exhibition making from the perspective of the artist. Engaging with the local art world, students will develop a critically informed exhibition proposal for a real-world context.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 236
15 Points

Special Topic

FINEARTS 240
30 Points

Indigeneity and Culture: Ko wai au?

Encourages the development and creation of artworks that explore whakapapa, whakawhanaungatanga, genealogy, and relationality as the foundation of creative practice in the contexts of Aotearoa and Te-Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa. Related indigenous methodologies and concepts will be explored.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 241
30 Points

Indigeneity and Culture: Power and Place

Explores and examines the ongoing impact of colonisation, imperialism, and migration through art making. Related indigenous methodologies and concepts will be explored.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 242
30 Points

Image, Object and Materiality: What is an Image?

Addresses image-making in a digital world. Explores the relation between the fabrication of individual images and their circulation through mass media using different mediums. Reflection on the different ways artists might embrace or subvert the profusion of internet imagery.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 243
30 Points

Image, Object and Materiality: What is an Object?

Addresses object-making in a digital world. Responds to the immaterial condition of internet culture, students will generate sculptural objects that exist in real space. Reflection on materiality and mediation in contemporary culture.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 244
30 Points

Embodiment, Identity and Agency: Art and Audience

Explores the role of the audience in art and examines the work of artists and writers who have challenged assumptions about audience. Students will make creative work with a particular audience in mind using their own choice of means and/or modes of encounter. They will explore how to negotiate the ethics of working with others, including working with mana whenua.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 245
30 Points

Embodiment, Identity and Agency: Art and the Self

How is identity produced? Explores key concepts of fluidity, intersectionality, body image, fashion, gender and persona, in relation to photography, film, art, and fashion.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 246
30 Points

Systems, Ecologies and Environments: Art in the Anthropocene

Students will undertake a studio art project that responds to the challenges of the Anthropocene and climate change. The course explores related art and ideas from Aotearoa and overseas.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 247
30 Points

Systems, Ecologies and Environments: Embodied Nature

Explores our place as a species within a broader ecological framework. Enables students to reflect on the limitations proposed by ways of thinking that separate self from world. Through studio practice and artistic research, develops an enhanced awareness of and sensitivity to living systems.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 248
30 Points

Technology and Material Futures: Mixed Realities

Considers virtual and tactile methods of production in contemporary art. Investigates the tension where the physical and virtual worlds are woven together. In mixed realities, the line between analogue and digital artmaking is blurred. This course provides an opportunity to experiment with technologies which might include 3D printing, real-time and interactive technologies, laser cutting, digital casting, and 3D scanning.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 249
30 Points

Technology and Material Futures: World-making

Focuses on the idea that a key driver of creative practice is the seeking out and imagining of alternative models for living, this course provides students with the opportunity to engage in world-making. Students generate and produce artworks that explore new worlds. Provides an understanding of how material affects and conceptual propositions work together to produce meaning in an artwork.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, or FINEARTS 110, 113 and FINEARTS 111 or 112

FINEARTS 250
30 Points

Special Topic

Stage III

FINEARTS 302
30 Points

Studio 3.1

Builds on the conceptual, material, technical, and contextual work undertaken in Studio 2. Students will explore and develop, through studio activities, a range of methodologies required to generate and sustain an independent practice. Students are required to pursue open-ended exploration and critical analysis within their making and thinking with an emphasis on experimentation and reflexivity.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 201, 202, 203, 206 or FINEARTS 200

Corequisite: FINEARTS 304

FINEARTS 303
30 Points

Studio 3.2

Extends the self-directed aspect of FINEARTS 301 through work on one or two long-term personal projects. A key focus is the identification of and response to a contextual issue relevant to contemporary art and/or design. Students will begin to develop an understanding of their practice within the context of a wider field of contemporary art and design practices.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 302, 304

FINEARTS 304
15 Points

Studio 3.3

Builds on the different disciplines or areas of contemporary discourse explored in Studio 2. Students will study issues relevant to their individual practice and analyse, extend and develop an understanding of them through readings, discussions and the production and presentation of studio work.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 201, 202, 203, 206 or FINEARTS 200

Corequisite: FINEARTS 302 or 303

FINEARTS 305
15 Points

Critical Practices

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 204

Corequisite: FINEARTS 302 or 303 or 308 or 309 or 310 or 311

FINEARTS 306
15 Points

Special Topic

FINEARTS 307
15 Points

Fields of Practice 4

Building on the media areas explored in Studio 2, this course allows students to study and explore an idea or issue in and around an area of contemporary art and/or design discourse. Students will investigate, analyse and develop the selected idea or issue through readings, discussions alongside the production and presentation of studio work.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 206, 302, 304

Corequisite: FINEARTS 303

FINEARTS 308
45 Points

Studio Practice 3

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 204, 207, 208

Restriction: FINEARTS 302, 304

FINEARTS 309
45 Points

Studio Practice 4

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 308 or 310

Restriction: FINEARTS 303, 307

FINEARTS 310
30 Points

Studio Practice 3

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.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 204, 207, 208

Restriction: FINEARTS 302, 304, 308

FINEARTS 311
30 Points

Studio Practice 4

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 global contemporary art, and contemporary Māori Art practices.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 308

Restriction: FINEARTS 303, 307, 309

FINEARTS 320
15 Points

Creative Practice Research Methodologies

What does it mean to consider creative practice as research? Examines the history and theory of contemporary art’s relationship to the academy, focused on the practical implications of framing art-making as a capstone project. Develops academic research skills culminating in a research proposal.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 204, 207, 208, or FINEARTS 204, 207, 212, or FINEARTS 204, 208, 209, or FINEARTS 110-113, 90 points from FINEARTS 220-250

FINEARTS 321
45 Points

FINEARTS 321A
22.5 Points

FINEARTS 321B
22.5 Points

Fine Arts Studio 3: Capstone Project

A major studio art project that demonstrates an advanced level of practical, independent, inventive, and conceptual enquiry. Students will engage in research and studio investigation using tools, technologies, and methods appropriate to their chosen field or fields of enquiry.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 320

Corequisite: FINEARTS 322

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 321 A and B, or FINEARTS 321

FINEARTS 322
15 Points

FINEARTS 322A
7.5 Points

FINEARTS 322B
7.5 Points

Research Essay: Making Sense of Practice

A response to the capstone project, this course focuses the research essay within relevant local, international, and historical fields of practice. Considers different ways of writing and discussing art, and how different types of art may be served by different forms of interpretation.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 320

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 322 A and B, or FINEARTS 322

Stage IV

FINEARTS 402
30 Points

Studio 4.1

Places emphasis on students' understanding and articulation of concepts and discourse surrounding their work. Promotes the development of independent artistic and/or design philosophies and their effective use in relation to studio practice.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 302, 303, 304 and 305 or FINEARTS 300

Corequisite: FINEARTS 403

FINEARTS 403
30 Points

Studio 4.2

Advances students' understanding of the way meaning effects are produced by things done or made and the way they are presented. Develops students' personal methodology through the production of a coherent body of work supported by a considered use of studio research and explorative work.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 302, 303, 304 and 305 or FINEARTS 300

Corequisite: FINEARTS 402

FINEARTS 404
30 Points

Studio 4.3

Further develops students' understanding and articulation of concepts and discourse surrounding their studio work. Promotes the development of independent artistic and/or design philosophies and their effective use in relation to studio practice.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 402

Corequisite: FINEARTS 403 or 405

FINEARTS 405
30 Points

Studio 4.4

Directed at the synthesis and refinement of previous studio practice towards the production and presentation of a body of studio work that demonstrates advanced understandings and professional capabilities. Emphasis placed on the development of presentation strategies appropriate to the exhibition and/or professional submission of work.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 403

Corequisite: FINEARTS 402 or 404

FINEARTS 406
30 Points

Special Topic

A development of Part III Studio courses in selected fields.

FINEARTS 407
30 Points

Special Topic

A development of Part III Studio courses in selected fields.

FINEARTS 408
60 Points

Studio 4 A

Assists students to develop their creative practice through the production of a coherent body of studio-based work. This will be supported by considered development of an artistic and/or design philosophy and its effective use in relation to studio practice. The course encourages a solid understanding of presentation strategies appropriate to the exhibition and/or professional presentation of creative work.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 305, 308, 309

Restriction: FINEARTS 402, 403

FINEARTS 409
60 Points

Studio 4 B

Building on Studio 4A this course will assist students to develop further their creative practice through the production of a coherent body of studio-based work. Students will further develop their understanding and articulation of concepts and discourses relevant to their studio work. The course promotes a reflexive understanding of creative practice and strategies for its professional presentation.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 408

Restriction: FINEARTS 404, 405

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

FINEARTS 756A
60 Points

FINEARTS 756B
60 Points

Research Project - Level 9

A research project in fine arts and/or design.

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 756 A and B

FINEARTS 758
15 Points

Creative Practice Methodologies

A guided exploration of a range of key research methodologies relevant to contemporary art. Using a seminar format, this course will provide students with the research-specific, discursive and academic skills necessary for advanced creative practice.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 759

FINEARTS 759
45 Points

Studio

An advanced studio course in which students complete a significant studio art project that demonstrates a sustained level of practical and conceptual enquiry.

FINEARTS 761
30 Points

Contemporary Practice 1

A studio-based investigation of a specific medium of contemporary practice. Students will develop advanced conceptual capabilities in that medium and realise finished works to an advanced standard. These specialised outcomes will be informed by complementary acquisition of advanced technical skills and theoretical knowledge in co-requisite courses focused on the same medium.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 762 or 763

FINEARTS 762
15 Points

Creative Technology 1

A workshop-based exploration of a specific medium of contemporary practice. Students will develop advanced technical skills in that medium as an area of targeted inquiry. These advanced skills will complement the attainment of specialised creative studio capabilities and advanced theoretical knowledge in co-requisite courses focused on the same medium.

FINEARTS 763
15 Points

Theories of Practice 1

A seminar-based interrogation of contemporary theories and contexts pertinent to a specific medium of contemporary practice. Students will develop an advanced understanding of key critical and contextual analysis in that medium. This understanding will complement the attainment of specialised creative studio capabilities and acquired advanced technical skills focused on the same medium.

FINEARTS 764
30 Points

Contemporary Practice 2

A studio-based investigation of a specific medium of contemporary practice. Students will develop advanced conceptual capabilities in that medium and realise finished works to an advanced standard. These specialised outcomes will be informed by complementary acquisition of advanced technical skills and theoretical knowledge in related courses focused on the same medium.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 765 or 766

FINEARTS 765
15 Points

Creative Technology 2

A workshop-based exploration of a specific medium of contemporary practice. Students will develop advanced technical skills in that medium as an area of targeted inquiry. These advanced skills will complement the attainment of specialised creative studio capabilities and advanced theoretical knowledge in co-requisite courses focused on the same medium.

FINEARTS 766
15 Points

Theories of Practice 2

A seminar-based interrogation of theories and contexts pertinent to a specific medium of contemporary practice. Students will develop an advanced understanding of key critical and contextual analysis in that medium. This understanding will complement the attainment of specialised creative studio capabilities and acquired advanced technical skills focused on the same medium.

FINEARTS 767
30 Points

Studio - Level 9

A supervised studio course in which students complete a significant studio art project producing an original outcome at an advanced level that demonstrates a sustained level of independent, practical and conceptual enquiry.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 782

FINEARTS 768
45 Points

Studio - Level 9

A supervised studio course in which students complete a significant studio art project producing an original outcome at an advanced level that demonstrates a sustained level of independent, practical and conceptual enquiry.

Corequisite: FINEARTS 769

FINEARTS 769
15 Points

Studio Practice Essay - Level 9

A supervised, independent research essay in which students evaluate and analyse their practice and its contexts to an advanced level.

FINEARTS 770
15 Points

Research Methodologies - Level 9

A guided exploration of key research methodologies relevant to contemporary art and art writing. Students draw upon these methodologies to inform and critically investigate their current and ongoing independent research in the discipline at an advanced level.

FINEARTS 779A
45 Points

FINEARTS 779B
45 Points

Studio - Level 9

A supervised, independent studio-based investigation of an aspect of contemporary art practice to an advanced level.

Prerequisite: FINEARTS 770 and 45 points from FINEARTS 761-769

Corequisite: FINEARTS 780

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 779 A and B

FINEARTS 780A
15 Points

FINEARTS 780B
15 Points

Studio Research Essay - Level 9

A supervised, independent research essay that critically investigates a topic of pertinence to an aspect of contemporary art practice.

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 780 A and B

FINEARTS 781A
60 Points

FINEARTS 781B
60 Points

Research Portfolio - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 781 A and B

FINEARTS 782
30 Points

Research Essay - Level 9

A supervised, independent research essay of no more than 12,000 words that critically investigates a topic of pertinence to an aspect of contemporary art practice.

FINEARTS 790A
60 Points

FINEARTS 790B
60 Points

Research Project - Level 9

A research project focused on artistic or related outcomes. Individualised research-based programmes of study are supported through a range of studio critiques, various forms of group tutorials, technical workshops, reading groups, lectures and frequent one-to-one meetings with studio staff. Research projects are thus developed through an integrated programme including studio practice, seminars, and/or written coursework and reading groups.

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 790 A and B

FINEARTS 795A
60 Points

FINEARTS 795B
60 Points

Research Portfolio - Level 9

A practice-based research project involving the exploration of themes in contemporary fine arts and design. The final submission of the project will be a presentation in the form of an exhibition, performance or other such outcome as approved by the Head of Fine Arts. The presentation will be supported by a written component that introduces topics and methodological directions relevant to the creative project.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 795 A and B

FINEARTS 796A
60 Points

FINEARTS 796B
60 Points

Masters Studio - Level 9

An advanced studio based performance in fine arts and/or design.

Prerequisite: B or higher in FINEARTS 756 or 790 or 795

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 796 A and B

FINEARTS 797A
60 Points

FINEARTS 797B
60 Points

Fine Arts Thesis - Level 9

A thesis embodying the results obtained by the student of an original investigation or advanced study in fine arts and/or design.

Prerequisite: B or higher in FINEARTS 756 or 790 or 795

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 797 A and B

FINEARTS 798A
60 Points

FINEARTS 798B
60 Points

Fine Arts Research Portfolio - Level 9

An advanced research portfolio in fine arts and/or design.

Prerequisite: B or higher in FINEARTS 756 or 790 or 795

To complete this course students must enrol in FINEARTS 798 A and B

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