Advanced Studio Praxis II

Students reflect on the advanced creative work they are undertaking and the critical perspectives they have explored to develop a practical and written framework for a significant body of new work. Students develop and present a research proposal for their Thesis Project alongside a selection of creative work.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Art and Design Studies

Course planning information

Course notes

Students must complete all assessment requirements to pass the course. A grade awarded in the ‘B range’ must be achieved in order to progress to Thesis Project.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate an active and critical creative practice that is speculative, innovative and experimental. (Graduate profile: Creativity - Toi CT-1)
  • 2 Articulate with clarity a dynamic understanding of their research practice. (Graduate profile: Understanding - Matauranga UM-1)
  • 3 Evidence a focused critical understanding of histories and contexts relevant to their project. (Graduate profile: Understanding - Matauranga UM-1)
  • 4 Show a clear understanding of the critical, philosophical and practical tools needed to activate their research as relevant, compelling art or design proposals, provocations and actions. (Graduate profile: Contemporaneity - Ao Hou CA-1)
  • 5 Act independently and with agency in the development of their work. (Graduate profile: Autonomy - Mana AM-1)
  • 6 Identify the potential impact of creative work on audiences/ users, with consideration of ethical and professional issues. (Graduate profile: Connectedness -Whanaungatanga C-W2)

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Creative compositions 1 2 3 4 5 6 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

There are no set texts for this course.