FILM212-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Film 2B

45 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Students will continue the development of technical competence in, and broad operational of, theoretical knowledge within the specialised studio discipline. Projects relating to the conventions and techniques of Film practice, participation in group meetings, critiques, reading groups and critical reflections, documentation of all work.

FILM212 will be divided into two distinct studio projects that span terms three and four respectively.  The first project will be assigned to them by their studio lecturer and be designed to build upon the specialist knowledge students acquired in the prerequisite 211 course and direct students to an area of individual interest within the discipline. Students will engage in weekly critiques of studio work in progress and / or technical workshops or reading groups.

For the second project students will negotiate an individual course of study with their studio lecturer. Students will negotiate the bounds of this project by writing a formal Teaching and Learning Agreement, subject to approval by their lecturer. It is expected that the project, in combination with skills and knowledge learnt in the completion of prior projects, will effectively staircase the student into a more self-defined, intensive area of study within the third year of the programme.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn:

  • A solid understanding of the methodologies and technologies that define the medium of filmmaking
  • A broad understanding of the importance of research in developing a critically engaged and self-sustaining artistic practice
  • How to conduct and interpret primary and secondary research for the purposes of completing project-based work and critical reflection assignments
  • How to develop practice-based projects within the context of both prescribed and self-defined briefs
  • A basic understanding of precedents - both historical and contemporary - for filmmakers operating within their field of interest
  • A broad understanding of film history and its place within the fine arts paradigm
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


FILM211, or
subject to approval of the Head of the School of Fine Arts. Entry to this course is limited.

Course Coordinator

Robin Neate


John Chrisstoffels and Steve Carr

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,749.00

International fee $13,463.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 12

For further information see Humanities .

All FILM212 Occurrences

  • FILM212-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023