Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code MEDA102
Subject Name Alternative Cinemas
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment - Research Analysis 30% Assignment - Experimental Processes 30% Project - Experimental Film Project 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Innovation Campus
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 3hr practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Aaron Burton
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Aaron Burton
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject introduces time-based screen media arts in relation to the history of avant-garde cinema, experimental film and video, and contemporary screen art. Students develop an understanding of a range of conceptual-materialist practices that expand their repertoire in screen media. The emphasis on experimental practice encourages student to imagine innovative forms of ‘future cinemas’. Students develop skills and alternative techniques in image capture, editing, video projection, screen-based installation, and working with a range of media platforms. Project work is developed for mixed screen and installation contexts and informed by the lecture series on history and contemporary practices of alternative cinemas.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Articulate a developing critical understanding of the history and contemporary practice of experimental screen based Media Arts
2. Engage in experimental film, video and screen based production techniques
3. Produce critically engaged experimental screen media work

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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