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This is a full academic year (24 weeks) course of intensive studio-based learning. This course focuses on the student’s ability to individually propose, frame, develop and execute a year-long practice-led research project. The student’s area of interest, intended body of work, and proposed methodologies are framed and articulated in the form of a Directed Research Proposal (DRP). A template for this will be provided to students and the depth, scope, and relevance of the proposal must be worked out under the direction of the supervising lecturer. Students of this course will engage in critiques and workshops, alongside reading groups and ad hoc studio-based conversations. While the times and formats for these are prescribed by the supervising lecturer, the content will be driven by the direction of the various students’ individual research projects. The focus is on the development of the student’s body-of-work alongside a comprehensive historical and contextual awareness for the practice with which they are engaged. Students of this course will engage in workshops, reading groups, formal critiques, and ad hoc studio-based conversations. While the formats for these are prescribed by the supervising lecturer, the content will generally be driven by the direction of the various students’ individual painting practice. The focus is on the development of each student’s body-of-work, alongside a developing specialised historical and contextual awareness for the practice with which they are engaged.
Students who pass PAIN411 will:1. A specialised understanding of practice-led research, its complexities and implications within the professional practice of painting;2. A developed understanding of relevant precedents—both historical and contemporary—for the practice they are engaged in;3. How to successfully propose, frame, manage and complete a year-long self-initiated body of work.
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Roger Boyce
Mid-year assessment will account for 30% of the year’s grade. At the end of the first semester students of this course are expected to submit: Body-of-work in progress & 2nd Draft DRP (20%) and; One student nominated critical reflection of course reading (5%)(700 words); Written, critical reflection on body-of-work in progress after end of semester formal critique (5%)(700 words).This material will be backed up by the submission of a comprehensive workbook containing all explorative and experimental forays and contextual and theoretical research.End of year studio submission and assessment will account for the remaining 70% of the year’s grade. At the end of the year students are expected to submit: Completed body of work & accompanying documentation, 3rd & final DRP and workbooks (60%); One student nominated critical reflection of course reading (5%) (700 words); Written, one critical reflection on final body-of-work (5%) (700 words).
Domestic fee $5,261.00
International fee $25,200.00
* 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.