MEDA301 Subject Information and Outline

Welcome to MEDA301 for Autumn 2018. This entry contains information and links to relevant documents you will need for the subject. You can also find this information on the subject’s Moodle site (with subject schedule and recorded lectures accessed via ECHO360 centre). A downloadable subject outline is available at the end of this post.

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 Objectives/ 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

Subject coordinator/ Lecturer: Aaron Burton
Lecturer/ Tutors: Aaron Burton / Mat Wall-Smith

Timetable:
For current timetable information please refer to the online Subject Timetable on the Current Students webpage: http://www.uow.edu.au/student/timetables/index.html (select Innovation Campus)

MEDA301 2018 SUBJECT OUTLINE

MEDA301 Subject Information and Outline

Welcome to MEDA301 for Autumn 2018. This entry contains information and links to relevant documents you will need for the subject. You can also find this information on the subject’s Moodle site (with subject schedule and recorded lectures accessed via ECHO360 centre). A downloadable subject outline is available at the end of this post.

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 Objectives/ 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

Subject coordinator/ Lecturer: Aaron Burton
Lecturer/ Tutors: Aaron Burton / Mat Wall-Smith

Timetable:
For current timetable information please refer to the online Subject Timetable on the Current Students webpage: http://www.uow.edu.au/student/timetables/index.html (select Innovation Campus)

MEDA301 2018 SUBJECT OUTLINE

Week 10: Subverting Cinematic Conventions

Lecture

This lecture provides an overview of film works, movements and experimentation that deliberately challenge Hollywood narrative  cinema. This includes the French New Wave (Jean Luc Godard, Francios Truffaut, Chris Marker), New York underground (Andy Warhol, John Waters) and contemporary artist cinema (Matthew Barney, Shrin Neshat, Stan Douglas, Tacita Dean). This broad overview shows how cinematic practice is far from fixed, rather it is opened to new forms through continual experimentation. This lecture introduces the focus of a 200 level Media Arts subject MEDA201.

Lecture links: www.aaronlburton.com/uowmeda101_w10.htm

  • This workshop:

    • looks at the role of post-production in a conventional production
    • introduce some techniques used in post-production (such as colour grading, sound-sweetening)
    • provides students time to work on their projects, and consult with tutors