FINA102-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Communities of Practice

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019


An introduction to communities of practice within the contemporary arts world.

FINA102 (SEM 1), Communities of Practice, provides students with the necessary critical language and contextual insight for them to reflect on their studio based programme and its place in the broader fine arts world. During this course, students will be taken to highly regarded art, design and multi-media studios, art galleries and cultural institutions to provide ‘real world’ models of how the visual arts are discussed, contextualized and disseminated.

Learning Outcomes

  • The student who passes FINA102 will:
  • Exhibit a basic understanding of the broad theoretical and operational roles of different types of art institutions and their mandates within the creative industries.
  • Be able to identify and reflect on different communities of practice and be able to select and apply known solutions to familiar and unfamiliar problems surrounding them.
  • Have begun to develop a broad understanding around critical language/vocabulary within the visual culture.
  • Have begun to demonstrate with broad guidance critical and reflective writing and thinking skills.
  • Develop and demonstrate rudimentary skills in class engagement in the contribution of constructive discussions that reflect critically on contemporary practice in the arts.
  • Evidence an understanding of and sensitivity towards the cultural contexts in which artists make   and display work within Aotearoa New Zealand.


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

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinators

Steve Carr and Robin Neate

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $923.00

International fee $3,848.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 70

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All FINA102 Occurrences

  • FINA102-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019