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Visual Media: Experimental Projects (VISM40009)

HonoursPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeVISM40009
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject aims to further develop students" ability to undertake independent research within a structured lecture program that addresses theoretical, philosophical and professional practice issues in contemporary visual media. Experimental Projects extends the previous experience in visual media through a program supervised by staff but largely initiated by each student on the basis of their individual conceptual, material, theoretical and aesthetic interests. The subject addresses professional practice issues in visual media. Gallery visits, guest lectures, screenings, excursions and exhibitions are included in the program.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will have:

  • an understanding of the processes and techniques associated with developing an independent research proposal;
  • an applied understanding of the processes and techniques associated with producing a body of artwork relevant to a research proposal;
  • written skills to present an articulate research proposal;
  • a demonstrated ability to manage time effectively in the completion of a self directed research process;
  • a demonstrated ability to identify and access relevant research material, in both theory and practice, relevant to research topic;
  • ability to work effectively with peers.

Generic skills

Students who complete this subject will be able to:

  • research through competent use of the library and other information sources, and through defining areas of enquiry and methods of research;
  • demonstrate time management, independent organization and planning;
  • participate effectively in collaborative learning as a team member while respecting individual differences;
  • confidently apply highly developed skills and knowledge to a diverse range of intellectual skills and creative research projects within their field of expertise;
  • demonstrate a refined ability to critically analyse and evaluate written and visual material.

Last updated: 9 November 2018