Visual Media: Experimental Projects

Subject VISM30009 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture, a 2-hour workshop and five hours studio access per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Usually 25 points of second year visual media subjects
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


Barbara Bolt

Subject Overview:

The subject aims to further develop students" ability to undertake independent research within a structured lecture program that addresses theoretical, philosophical and professional practice issues in contemporary visual media. Experimental Projects extends the previous experience in visual media through a program supervised by staff but largely initiated by each student on the basis of their individual conceptual, material, theoretical and aesthetic interests. The subject addresses professional practice issues in visual media. Gallery visits, guest lectures, screenings, excursions and exhibitions are included in the program.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this subject will have:
  • an understanding of the processes and techniques associated with developing an independent research proposal;
  • an applied understanding of the processes and techniques associated with producing a body of artwork relevant to a research proposal;
  • written skills to present an articulate research proposal;
  • demonstrated ability to manage time effectively in the completion of a self directed research process;
  • demonstrated ability to identify and access relevant research material, in both theory and practice, relevant to research topic;
  • ability to work effectively with peers.
Assessment: A visual/written research proposal equivalent to 500 words 25% (due mid-semester), an essay 1000 words 25% and practical projects 50% equivalent to 2500 words (due at the end of semester). A hurdle requirement of a minimum 80% attendance.
Prescribed Texts: To be advised
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Students who complete this subject will be able to:
  • research through competent use of the library and other information sources, and through defining areas of enquiry and methods of research;
  • demonstrate time management, independent organization and planning;
  • participate effectively in collaborative learning as a team member while respecting individual differences;
  • confidently apply highly developed skills and knowledge to a diverse range of intellectual skills and creative research projects within their field of expertise;
  • demonstrate a refined ability to critically analyse and evaluate written and visual material.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Creative Arts
Diploma in Creative Arts
Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts

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