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 MEDA301
Subject Name Media Arts Workshop
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MEDA201 or MEDA202
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Project - Practice development project 25% Report - Critical Analysis 35% Project - Media Art related 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 Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Innovation Campus
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lecture & 3 hrs practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jo Law
Mat Wall-Smith
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jo Law
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject investigates the nature of creative practice through field studies and material research. It provides an environment for students to undertake guided research that encompasses historical, conceptual and technical aspects of Media Arts practice. Students are guided in their critical investigation into research processes through the series of class seminars. Tutorial workshops present further avenues for students to test and refine their technical methods and critical-aesthetic perspectives. In consultation with the academic staff, students design and propose programs of studies that develop their interests through research, documentation and critical evaluation.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Develop research literacies in both scholarly and practical aspects of Media Arts practice
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the broader context of Media Arts practice and a capacity to develop creative projects in this field
3. Conduct a viable process of experimentation in an identified field of Media Arts practice

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject is the first of two capstone subjects. It aims to encourage the development of sophisticated technical and aesthetic-conceptual skills, as well as professional creative project development skills. This subject fosters individual research skills that provide the basis for successful completion of the final subject, Media Arts Project.

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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