VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Level 1 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 A broadening unit for Bachelor of Design students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
This unit offers a succinct and analytical introduction to the formation of creative video works. Incorporating the diversity of approaches and technologies available for students, the unit establishes the basic working methodologies for the production and dissemination of short video constructions as a global communicative form. The resources and intercommunicative possibilities of the World Wide Web is the focus of this introductory unit. It utilises existing and emerging technologies for the development of collaborative multinational/transcultural productions as well as individual creative works. The unit is highly relevant in promoting a culturally diverse environment in which students live.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate the basic working methods of digital video production and web-based dissemination of ideas; (2) enhance the development of communication skills through the production and dissemination of digital video works; (3) demonstrate skills necessary for participating in an evolving global interactive field of communication; (4) develop ethical and responsible creative productions that interact with the global community; and (5) demonstrate proficiently the mechanisms of collaborative interaction and multinational cultural production.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) collaborative video production; (2) visual analysis/critique; and (3) individual video 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
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
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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