FINA103-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Studio Practice

45 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


An introduction to a selection of fine arts studio practices.

FINA103 (SEM 2) Studio Practice, builds on the ideas, knowledge and skills introduced in FINA101 What is Practice? Within each chosen studio discipline students are exposed to greater knowledge and expected to develop a nascent body of work and critical understanding of the two studio areas. FINA103 is designed to staircase students to the second year of study, by; exposing you to a more specific area of studio practice, building-up a sustained period in the studio working on a key set of ideas and tasks and enhancing your abilities to critically reflect on the work that you are producing in these paradigms.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will:
  •  Exhibit a broad understanding of technical and theoretical knowledge across the chosen studio disciplines (Film, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography and Sculpture);
  •  Be able to select and apply known solutions to familiar and unfamiliar problems through the production of artistic project work and basic written reflective writing assignments;
  •  Evidence an ability to select and apply a range of standard and non-standard processes and procedures relevant to the chosen studio discipline;
  • Demonstrate with broad guidance the production of project work and written assignments;
  • Develop and demonstrate rudimentary skills in class engagement in the contribution of constructive discussions within the studio context;
  • Have developed an understanding of and sensitivity towards a cultural context within the studio environments.
    • 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.


Subject to approval of the Head of School. Entry to this course is limited.

Course Coordinators

Steve Carr and Timothy Veling

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $3,078.00

International fee $13,047.00

* 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 75

For further information see Humanities .

All FINA103 Occurrences

  • FINA103-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021