Critical Studies for Creative Contexts

    Course details

    • Code: CREA.5001
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Fashion
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Students will develop analytical skills and critical thinking on historical and contemporary theories and practices relevant to creative contexts. Students will also examine indigenous, local and global traditions, historical movements and milestones, and ethnic and cultural influences on creative practice, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. analyse and define the creative elements and development of differing historical and contemporary movements and/or milestones in creative practice;
  2. compare and contrast the technical characteristics of given creative artists or designers, and relate these to cultural and historical contexts;
  3. research and evaluate indigenous, local and global traditions, and cultural and ethnic influences within creative contexts;
  4. analyse and discuss the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi to local and global creative practice;
  5. employ appropriate research techniques to source and interpret information appropriately;
  6. plan, produce and present a creative work which is informed by introductory research.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017