|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Through a five day intensive, this subject investigates how design can be used to bring greater meaning, depth and emotion to stories told through the medium of film.
We consider how design works by looking at visual language, colour theory, composition and metaphor. The role of the Production Designer will be outlined and the motivating factors behind the decisions they make will be identified. Students will be introduced to the processes designers use to generate ideas and then develop them into detailed design concepts.
This subject will also focus on some of the ways in which these design concepts are realised. You will learn about the various roles within the Art Department as well as the nature of how a Production Designer collaborates with other key creative personnel, including the Director and Cinematographer.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, student should be able to demonstrate:
- An understanding of the role of design for the moving image
- The ability to generate visual ideas in response to a text
- Perform visual research
- An understanding of the structure of an Art Department
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Critically analyse the use of design in film
- Develop visual idea in a creative manner
- Prepare and communicate visual ideas
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
No specific background knowledge is required for this subject but an interest in Design and/or Filmmaking is beneficial.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Written task (1200 words) Visual analysis of a scene from a film; Mid winter term (30%)
Production Design Concept (Equivalent to 2800 words) Including: Visual research, Mood boards, Written design rationale; end of winter term (70%)
Hurdle requirement of 80% attendance
Quotas apply to this subject
Dates & times
Coordinator Emily Collett Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 30 hours comprising of 6 hours per day over 5 days. Total time commitment 136 hours Pre teaching start date 25 June 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period there may be some preparatory tasks, reading and/or a student questionnaire. Teaching period 1 July 2019 to 5 July 2019 Last self-enrol date 26 June 2019 Census date 1 July 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 19 July 2019 Assessment period ends 27 July 2019
July contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
This subject has a quota of 160 students. Selection is automated and based on the order in which students enrol. Your enrolment in this subject guarantees a space unless you withdraw. Once the subject quota has been reached, all enrolled students will be contacted.
If the subject is full, spaces may become available in the future as others withdraw. The only way to check this is by attempting to enrol. Please note that there are no waiting lists for this subject.
As entry into this subject is based only on the order in which students enrol, special permission will not be offered to any students.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.