ARTF2021 Cinematic Spaces

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts 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 examines and studies time-based media that challenge, reinvent and rediscover multiple facets of what constitutes cinematic spaces. In this unit, students produce a moving image project, centered on a site-specific assignment. Through experiential learning, students study core strategies and production stages of documentary and experimental film practices. To be able to produce their films, students are supported and exposed to the aesthetics of contemporary cinema that explore notions of narrativity, intangible heritage, recording and observation, image-sound dissociation, editing and construction of new cinematic spaces through aestheticizing and abstraction. The unit also emphasizes the importance of engaging with the wider community through film screenings. This is the second unit in the film specialisation for students enrolled in the Fine Arts major and, in preparation for Level 3, students begin working towards developing a self-directed practice.
Students are able to (1) discuss your creative work in relation to historical and contemporary contexts relevant to film; (2) utilise appropriate materials, techniques, methods and media in the realisation of your creative work; (3) articulate a clear and comprehensive creative concept which is verified during development and resolution; (4) demonstrate technical competency in the realisation of your creative work; and (5) communicate information, ideas and proposals effectively in written, oral and creative modes.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) creative work; (2) written work; and (3) oral presentation(s). 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)
Dr Vladimir Todorovic
Unit rules
ARTF2000 (formerly VISA2051 Curatorial Practices) and any 1 of ARTF2020 (formerly VISA2050 Video Art: Experimental Investigations), ARTF2030 (formerly VISA2249 Art and Life Manipulation), or, ARTF2040 Earth, Water, Air & Fire: material explorations in environmental art.
Contact hours
up to 5 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.