Studies in Photography begin with a comprehensive introduction to photographic principles, an exploration of photography as a device for communicating information, ideas and personal insights, and an introduction to the basic materials and processes of photographic practice.
Further studies involve an examination of the procedures which are distinctive to photography and how these procedures can be used for documentary and artistic expression.
Advanced studies are individually constructed; they focus on projects concerned with expressive aspects of the medium, and are encouraged to see their work and to examine it critically within its historical and sociological context.
There is strong competition for places in the Intermediate Year (first year) of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – see the degree page for information on entry requirements and how to apply.
For the major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, complete the following courses:
If you are completing your fourth year at Honours level, you will take FINA450 Honours Research instead of the 400-level courses above.
Fine Arts building, Block 2 – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
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