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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.
Students will learn:A solid understanding of the methodologies and technologies that define the medium of filmmakingA broad understanding of the importance of research in developing a critically engaged and self-sustaining artistic practiceHow to conduct and interpret primary and secondary research for the purposes of completing project-based work and critical reflection assignmentsHow to develop practice-based projects within the context of both prescribed and self-defined briefsA basic understanding of precedents - both historical and contemporary - for filmmakers operating within their field of interestA broad understanding of film history and its place within the fine arts paradigm
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
FILM211, orsubject to approval of the Head of the School of Fine Arts. Entry to this course is limited.
Domestic fee $2,602.00
International fee $12,000.00
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 12
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts