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CAEL2039: Screen Arts: an Introduction

This unit of study introduces you to the conceptual frameworks and technologies that shape the making of screen-based media and contemporary art practices. Through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and screenings you will explore the evolution of experimental film, video art and independent filmmaking from the 1960s to the present. You will engage in the production of a self-directed digital film that may be realized in any style or genre. The unit is supported by a technical program that provides you with the applied skills and competencies needed for the use of studio facilities and equipment.

Code CAEL2039
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. produce two short audio-visual works that demonstrates the application of technical skills appropriate to each project
  • LO2. communicate ideas creatively and effectively and demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking
  • LO3. effectively evaluate the ethical implications of contemporary art and/or moving image production in relation to professional practice
  • LO4. demonstrate the ability to plan audio-visual projects and follow a production schedule from pre-production through to post-production
  • LO5. extend the creative potential of the studio major practice through the experience of working with technical resources in the Screen Arts studio environment, and through viewing a range of innovative video works
  • LO6. understand and apply safe working practices - OH&S in the studio and on location.