Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Peta Clancy


Video art and the moving image builds on the knowledge acquired in PHO1204 and is designed to develop an approach to video production that aligns with the objectives of a contemporary art practice. Students will be introduced to advanced video cameras, studio lighting techniques, editing software and various approaches to output including screen-based, projection and installation. While this unit provides a practical grounding in video production tools and materials there is an emphasis on the creative and experimental potential of these tools and how they are utilised within a broader creative practice. Students are encouraged to develop their own creative direction alongside a critical awareness of their ideas.


On successful completion of this unit, student will be able to:

  1. understand the expressive and experimental possibilities of video and the moving image and be able to contextualise their work within a contemporary art practice;
  2. critically analyse the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work and be able to present their work and concepts it in critique sessions with growing confidence;
  3. apply the techniques, methods, materials and equipment used in video production, including an understanding of image capture or creation, editing and various components of outputting images for screens, projection and installation;
  4. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester (20% mid-semester and 80% final folio). The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, comprising: 4 taught hours and 8 independent study hours or equivalent.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Either PHO1204 or DIS1103 or permission by the unit coordinator.