FILM211-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Film 2A

45 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


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 Film practice, participation in group meetings, critiques, reading groups and critical reflections, documentation of all work.

The FILM211 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 of this course will learn:
  • A broad understanding of the methodologies and technologies that define the medium of filmmaking.
  • 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 written material.
  • How to develop practice-based projects within the context of a defined brief.
  • A basic understanding of precedents - both historical and contemporary - for filmmakers operating within the fine arts paradigm.
  • A basic understanding of the ethics of filmmaking representation.
    • 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.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Fine Arts 115 22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Fine Arts 115
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinators

Luke Wood and Aaron Beehre

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,631.00

International fee $12,600.00

* 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 and Creative Arts .

All FILM211 Occurrences

  • FILM211-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021