Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Matthew Perkins


Video art and the moving image builds on the knowledge acquired in PHO1204 and is designed to develop an approach to video production that aligns with the objectives of a contemporary art practice. Students will be introduced to advanced video cameras, studio lighting techniques, editing software and various approaches to output including screen-based, projection and installation. While this unit provides a practical grounding in video production tools and materials there is an emphasis on the creative and experimental potential of these tools and how they are utilised within a broader creative practice. Students are encouraged to develop their own creative direction alongside a critical awareness of their ideas.


On successful completion of this unit, student will be able to:

  1. understand the expressive and experimental possibilities of video and the moving image and be able to contextualise their work within a contemporary art practice;
  2. critically analyse the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work and be able to present it in critique sessions with growing confidence;
  3. understand the methods, materials and equipment used in video production, including an understanding of image capture or creation, editing and various components of outputting images for screens, projection and installation;
  4. Apply conceptual and technical skills within the remainder of their study;
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester. The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.

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Contact hours

12 hours comprising 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week


OHS1000, PHO1204 or DIS1103 or permission by the studio coordinator.


For BVA (photomedia major) only: 6 points in another level 2 Photomedia unit