Course Title: Apply techniques to produce video art

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART6041C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce video art

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Dale Nason

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of video art. The unit covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP18B Apply techniques to produce video art


1. Prepare and maintain physical resources for video art.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly identify and select equipment and materials required for the production of video art.
1.2 Prepare, clean and maintain, equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements.
1.3 Organise and maintain work space so that it remains clean and safe.
1.4 Store tools, equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements.


2. Use and test video techniques.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Safely use techniques for the production of video art.
2.2 Use and test nominated techniques to determine the capability of the technique and its application.


3. Produce the video art. 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine concept for the proposed video art based on own ideas or supplied information.
3.2 Correctly identify the steps and resources required to produce the proposed video art.
3.3 Select appropriate equipment and materials for the specific video art.
3.4 Use techniques, equipment and materials safely to produce the final video art.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

’Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self directed
learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that students undertake
independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements’.

Teaching Schedule

1Graphic tools for animation & video. Photoshop.1
2Video Font (major project #1). Stop motion animation. Paint & photography. Font test 1.1,2,3
3Video Font. FCP introduction.1,2,3
4Video Font. FCP practice. Project idea creation.1,2,3
5Video Font. Live video & editing.1,2,3
6Video Font. Some creative lighting.1,2,3
7Video Font. Project work.1,2,3
8Video Font. Project work.1,2,3
9Video Font. Project submission. Major project #2 presentation.1,2,3
10Easter. No session. 
11 AGIdeas conference. No session. 
12Major Project 2.1,2,3
13Major Project 2.1,2,3
14Major Project 2.1,2,3
15Major Project 2.1,2,3
16Major Project 2.1,2,3
17Major Project 2 submission

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

All necessary video equipment will be supplied.
Cameras and other equipment are available for loan from RMIT both direct from program OR via RMIT AV Services, located Building 8, Level 7. Please check opening hours AND equipment availability BEFORE planning any location or other work. Also, please follow equipment loans guidelines.

Overview of Assessment


Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Assessment Tasks

There are two major projects:

  1. Major Project 1. Video Font. Part a: Group font test. Part b: Personal letter form/s.
  2. Major Project 2. Theme presented in session.

Assessment Matrix

The following grades are possible:

CHDCompetency with High Distinction
CDICompetency with Distinction
CCCompetency with Credit
CACompetency Achieved
NYCNot Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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