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Bachelor of Contemporary Arts - Media Arts

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Film and Video

The Film and Video major sequence aims to develop students' creative and critical thinking, while providing them with a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television. The sequence puts these mediums in the historical and social context of the institutions, technologies and artistic and personal forces from which they have emerged.

In level 1, students learn formal and theoretical concepts through analysis of case studies and a series of projects which demand individual input, team collaboration, as well as recording, filming, direction, and post-production techniques. Collaborative skills are extended in level 2 through investigation of team management, narrative, representation, editing, and audiences, as well as the relationship between the actor, director, producer and exhibitor. Students also undertake case studies in genre and the creative practices and aesthetic approaches of significant practitioners or movements. The final level provides opportunities for students to develop unique and individual creative practices through units including the Research in Production: Documentary, which explores the use of actuality in narrative as well as Independent Production Practice, that explores non-representational, contemplative and oppositional structures, together with strategies that rework or synthesis conventional forms.

Level 1

Trimester 2

ACF105 Sound, Light, Motion  

ACF106 Screen Practices  

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACF201 Genre Form and Structure  

ACF205 Television Production  


Trimester 2

ACF206 Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis  

Level 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ACF301 Independent Production Practice  


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication and Creative Arts Internship B  

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