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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3066

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154663

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To consolidate student knowledge of the history of experimental and artist-based media making across the areas of Film, Television and CGI and Digital Media.

Course content

The course allows students to study in-depth the historic and critical contexts that inform artist-based film and experimental media making. Students will expand their creative, technical and conceptual practice through the production of experimental media artefacts. Through specialised research and conceptualisation, students develop advanced understandings into art-based experimentation that will be used to inform their final project and future production work.



Course topics will include: intermediality and the relationship between film and the other arts; the European and the American avant-gardes; underground aesthetics; surrealism; experimental animation; found footage; sound, music and experimental practice; lyrical and trance filmmaking traditions; the audio-visual essay format; contemporary artist film in the gallery space; digital remix and remix cultures.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of all required second year courses from the Bachelor of Media Arts, or by approval from the Program Director. COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 3017 Advanced Production Project 1 OR INFT 3012 Accessible Interactive Media

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Production 1 1575 word equivalent 35% N/A
Essay 1575 words 35% N/A
Production 2 1350 word equivalent 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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