PHO2204 - Video art and the moving image 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Peta Clancy


Dr Peta Clancy

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Either PHO1204 or DIS1103 or permission from the unit coordinator


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit students 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 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.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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