National Organisation of Media Arts Database

Audio Visual Studies

Course Bachelor of Art // Unit Audio Visual Studies

Provided by
Curtin University of Technology // Faculty of Built Environment Art and Design // Department of Art

Was run between 2002 and 2006

The unit introduced students to a range of approaches in the generation of individual and collaborative work.
First year students experienced introduction to movement based performance, basic video camera syntax, definitions and examples of genre and historically significant film / video artworks, sound art, scratch film,introductions to photoshop and non-linear video editing.

Initial three weeks spent on group and collaborative work in performance, video and conceptual development.
Students then developed personal responses incorporating sound, performance, video and photography towards initial outcome points to set themes or topics.

Second & third year student groups worked collaboratively and individually, building from first year experience. Specialist aspects were developed and refined where third year students integrated unit elements within their areas of specialism towards graduation outcomes. Second year students developed work to given topics integrating computer software within performative, video or installation based approaches. Contextual and historical aspects were introduced and developed throughout the unit at group and individual levels within a student centered context.
Students in second and third year groups came from all specialist areas of study.