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2013 FSE111 Electronic Media 1

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FSE111 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Why should you want to study this unit?

Electronic media is a creative arts discipline primarily focused on the moving image (video, film, animation) but also includes sound, WWW design, interactive media, physical electronics and installation.

The moving image is the dominant form of communication in the world today. An introductory knowledge of how to express ideas in this medium will mean that you are able to participate more effectively in contemporary society and culture.

What will you learn?

You will be introduced to the history and contemporary practice of how Artists engage with electronic media and technology, and how this engagement influences and contributes to contemporary society and culture.

You will also develop an understanding of some of the formal properties of electronic and time based imagery - lighting (tone, form), camera work (composition), editing, and qualities of the image (color, noise, contrast), and gain skills in the use of tools to compose and construct electronic media (software and hardware).

You will explore introductory studio lighting and camera techniques, stop motion animation and text composition.

How will you learn these things?

Through a series of lectures that incorporate media viewing sessions, students will be shown rare and unusual historical animation, film and video art and be introduced to aspects of contemporary experimental practice in video, installation and www art.

In studio sessions students will explore different aspects of expression in electronic media through three short practical projects, where they will be introduced to the hardware and software to create their work. You do not need prior knowledge of sophisticated computer programs to undertake this unit, but will need basic computing skills.

You will be encouraged to reflect on and refine your work through presenting it for critique and maintaining a blog of your progress. You will develop your understanding of formal properties and technique through contributing to the critique of other class members.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3 set projects including journal (33% each)


1.5 hrs lecture/viewing session, 3 hrs studio practical weekly, and an expectation of at least an additional 3 hrs independent practical work per week (13 weeks)

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STAFF: Dr W Hart and/or Mr L Hobba and/or sessional staff

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