PHOT211-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Photography 2A

45 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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

The PHOT211 course will be divided into two distinct studio projects that span term one and two respectively. Each project will build upon the general knowledge students acquired in the prerequisite FINA103 course, and lead to a more specialised practical, critical and theoretical understanding of their chosen discipline within the fine arts paradigm. Project outputs and accompanying documentation of all work undertaken within the studio will be expected to evidence an applied understanding of this specialised knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn:

  • A broad understanding of the methodologies and technologies that define the medium of photography.
  • A broad understanding of the importance of in-depth study towards developing a critically engaged practice.
  • How to interpret primary information for the purposes of completing project-based work and critical reflection assignments.
  • How to develop practice-based projects within the context of a defined brief.
  • A basic understanding of precedents - both historical and contemporary - for photographers operating within the fine arts and documentary paradigm.
  • A basic understanding of the ethics of photographic representation and consent.
    • 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.


FINA103, or
subject to approval of the Head of the School of Fine Arts. Entry to this course is limited.

Course Coordinator

Robin Neate


Timothy Veling

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 PHOT211 Occurrences

  • PHOT211-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023