VISA2050 Video Art: Experimental Investigations

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Level 2 complementary unit in the Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit offers an advanced exploration into the variety of effects and speculative processes in the production of digital video works and is intended to extend the language of creative communication. It introduces the incorporation of aural, graphic and compositing devices into the post-production development of digital video works and promotes the creative investigation of integrating a range of aural/visual communicative vehicles. The unit makes use of existing and emerging technologies for the development of collaborative multinational/transcultural productions as well as individual creative works of a speculative nature. It is relevant to the global context in which students live.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of incorporating aural and visual effects into the production of digital video works; (2) display sound communication skills through the production and dissemination of digital video works; (3) actively participate within an evolving global interactive field of communication; (4) analyse the variety of perspectives inherent within the manipulation of visual documentation and the presentation of creative ideas; and (5) display an ethical responsibility of disseminating ideas on a global communicative platform.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) peer-based visual analysis/critique; (2) aural/graphic altered production; and (3) individual production. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Vladimir Todorovic
Unit rules
VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Studio Consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350 per semester)
(2) Digital media consumables (estimated cost - Up to $50 per semester).
Contact hours
up to 3 hours per week
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