Course Title: Video Art
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Video Art
Credit Points: 12
|Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011
Course Coordinator: Dominic Redfern
Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2022
Course Coordinator Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Moving Image Technique 1 VART1594
NB there is no technology component to this course, technique is discussed but there is no instruction in the use of software or cameras.
This course examines the history, culture and conceptual framework of video art practice and applies it to your own art-making. It encourages you to critically discuss the broader context of video art. This is realised through a series of projects that encourage critical engagement with video art practice. The learning takes place through a program of integrated screenings, lectures, class discussions and project work.
The material covered adopts an inclusive approach to the breadth of moving image production to draw upon examples from cinema, television, video art and the pervasive presence of video technology in the home, work and public arenas. Lecture topics include: the Portapak and the beginnings of video art; the relationship of cinema to video art; theory and practice of image sequencing; the monitor as an object.
You will critique your own work and the work of your peers using the skills developed in the discussion of historical examples. The sharpening of these critical facilities is considered an essential part of the course. To this end an inclusive and open atmosphere is fostered through supportive, practical and critical feedback modelled by the lecturer.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
• Recognise and develop ideas for video art projects
• Discuss cinematic and televisual culture and their relationship to video art
• Articulate the history and impact of video technologies on contemporary arts practice
• Critically analyse audio/visual sequences
• Successfully execute solo video art projects from conception to completion.
Overview of Learning Activities
The technical component continues and consolidates the work begun in Video Art 1a and increasingly tailors it to individual student needs.
Student’s critical faculties will be cultivated through the discussion of student work and historical examples in a forum environment to encourage an expansive and lateral approach to the reading and production of screen culture.
Overview of Learning Resources
Media Arts computer Lab Rm 5.3.32
Media Arts Theatrette 7.3.13
RMIT Library AV collection
RMIT Library Book and Periodical Collection
Overview of Assessment
Submission of project proposal
Participation in Mid Semester Reviews
Class presentation of project work in Week 12
Individual Final Assessment in Week 14