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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2056 Video Art: An Introduction to Moving Image Practice

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Gill Park

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Video Art: An Introduction to Moving Image Practice is a practice-based module which introduces different styles of time-based media in relation to critical debates around moving image practice. Alongside seminars and lectures, practical workshops will introduce a variety of cameras, lighting kits and editing suites, to provide students with a greater knowledge of contemporary video art making. Through the exposure to digital media methodologies and technologies, the module will equip students with the necessary contextual and practical elements to develop their ideas.


• To enable students to distinguish between various styles of video art practice.
• To develop students ability to understand and critique a range of video art practices
• To introduce students to a diverse range of moving image concepts and practices

Learning outcomes
Throughout the course students will:
1. Gain the confidence to start experimenting with different approaches to video art practise and develop their interests further
2. Become skilled in a variety of moving image practises and knowledgeable of their essential elements
3. Develop the ability to choose an appropriate style for the development of their practise
4. Be able to refer to the examples discussed in the session to build a better narrative and engage in more sophisticated shooting and presentation of their moving image practise.


Students will critically explore a range of video art practices. Indicative topics include: artists’ docu-mentary work such as diaries, film poems, polemics and agitprop: shooting styles, editing tricks and levels of narration; the cinematic essay; artists’ moving image; performance-based video art; phe-nomenological and haptic concepts.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Film Screenings22.004.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Independent learning will take place in a number of ways:
Students will be expected to spend time exploring a range of artists’ work and critical texts related to moving image practice in order to develop a contextual understanding of time-based media.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will take the form of an individual presentation and a written proposal for the final video work.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 word essay40.00
ProjectProduction of short single channel video60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

If a student fails or cannot complete the practical assignment because of illness etc., a written/reflective assignment will be scheduled.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:33:44


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