Course Title: Media Art Installation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media Art Installation

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


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

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses on expanded media installation and intermedia, new media practice. Including site specific installation, gallery based installation, interactive media installation. Students work towards a group show of their work in the school of art gallery at the end of the year.
Lectures are presented on the history of intermedia and installation practice with a focus on the intersection of media arts and visual art histories and methodologies of appropriation, destruction, DIY technologies etc...
The course utilises software such as Isadora, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and in addition focuses on collaborative outcomes and project management

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

To assist students to:
1). To explore a broad range of non-linear structures and creative models.
2). Specialise their historical/cultural knowledge of nonlinear media arts and intermedia arts culture.
3). Become articulate in the communication of the visual concepts in which they are working in.
4). Consider and utilise the varied screening, exhibition and funding opportunities available to them once they have graduated from RMIT.
5). Resolve all production issues associated with the student’s chosen project.
6) Became aware of the history of intermedia practice and its engagement with non computer based, non technological media within 20th century art practice

Overview of Learning Activities

The workshops will introduce students to various outcomes that utilise alternative modes of distribution and intermedia practice and how they can be applied to their particular areas of practice

Each week the technical demonstrations are accompanied by examples of non-linear/intermedia artwork spanning from the early 20thC. to the present. There are also more extensive related lectures organised regularly throughout the year.

Overview of Learning Resources

Media arts video studio 7.3.12
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 13
Individual Final Assessment in Week 14