Screen Arts: an Introduction (CAEL2039)


This unit of study introduces you to the conceptual frameworks and technologies that shape the making of screen-based media and contemporary art practices. Through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and screenings you will explore the evolution of experimental film, video art and independent filmmaking from the 1960s to the present. You will engage in the production of a self-directed digital film that may be realized in any style or genre. The unit is supported by a technical program that provides you with the applied skills and competencies needed for the use of studio facilities and equipment.

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Further unit of study information


1x3-hour studio class/week


individual presentation and project proposal (15%) and assessment 1 (video project) (20%) and major self-directed project (65%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CASF1001, or 18 junior credit points from Undergraduate Table A for Arts and Social Sciences including ENGL1011

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.