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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Denise Chapman


City (Melbourne)

  • Term 1 2016 (On-campus block of classes)


In this unit students create time-based art works such as stop motion, animation, short films and digital stories. They engage with four-dimensional (4D, time-based) art practices through a range of traditional, analogue and digital platforms. They critically analyse the use of communication technologies and digital tools as well as the impact and expansion of new media on art practice. They investigate the cultural, creative and social effect that new media practices, such as digital art and graphics, virtual, internet and interactive art, computer games and robotics, have on our understanding of art and aesthetics.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. create still and moving images, record sound effects and use software to edit, mix and arrange digital outputs
  2. effectively participate in the pre-production, production and post-production of 4D artworks
  3. develop strategies and activities for studio and classroom application of stop motion, animation, short films and digital stories across the primary curriculum
  4. develop an aesthetic and critical awareness of 4D artworks and new media in relation to contemporary art practice and theory
  5. develop skills in utilising these media forms for student learning in schools.


4D artwork (3200 words or equivalent, 80%)
Visual diary (800 words or equivalent, 20%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 hours over the semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study