Course Title: Apply techniques to produce video art

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

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 workplaceprocedures 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

Students will cover the basics of Animation and Video, and are given opportunity to develop these basics into more advanced skills. 

Students gain experience in planning, shooting, editing and exporting Video and other Motion content to various Movie formats for various end platforms and devices.

Lighting, Composition, Concept, Storyboarding, On Screen Type and Export Filetypes are all coverd.

Videos are also presented in Keyframe format for further distribution vie Print or Screen based PDF file (Digital Portfolio).

Teaching Schedule

SessionWeekDescriptionLearning Elements
116 JulAnimation - Photoshop 1, 2, 3
223 Jul

Animation - iMovie & Cameras

Major Project #1 - Brief

1, 2, 3 
330 JulMajor Project #1 - Shooting & Editing 1, 2, 3
46 AugMajor Project #1 - Editing and Sound 1, 2, 3
513 AugMajor Project #1 - Titles, Credits and Type 1, 2, 3
620 Aug

Major Project #2 - Brief

Major Project #1 - Submission

 1, 2, 3
727 AugMajor Project #2 - Planning & Shooting 1, 2, 3
83 SepMajor Project #2 - Shooting & Editing 1, 2, 3
910 SepMajor Project #2 - Shooting, Editing, Titles & Credits, Sound. Critique and Refinement. 1, 2, 3
1017 Sep


Peer Review

 1, 2, 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 Assessment tasks. These tasks comprise smaller elements of practice and task completion. These practice exercises are covered in the Project Brief.

Major Project #1. VIDEO FONT.


The above tasks are weighted 50 % each and determine the total assessment for this course.

Assessment Matrix

The following FINAL ASSESSMENT results are available:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG – Competency Achieved Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent

Other Information

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.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.
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.

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