Moving Image

Master of Moving Image (MMI)

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Moving Image must complete 48 credit points including: 30 credit points of core units of study; and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of Moving Image must complete 72 credit points, including: 30 credit points of core units of study; 6 credit points of capstone units of study; 6 credit points of core elective units of study; and 30 credit points from the elective units of study.

Core

CAMI5001 Narrative Elements

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Corequisites: CAMI5002 Assessment: project documentation (25%) and project presentation (15%) and project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides you with a strong basis in the processes associated with the conceptualisation and development of a media based artwork. This could be a narrative based film, an experimental moving image work, an interactive project or any combination of media production that explores the possibilities of current moving image and media forms. During this course you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, interactive projects and moving image-based artwork. These viewings are intended to expose you to a wide range of filmmaking practices from around the world and to encourage discussion, debate and creative exploration. Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop a creative project. You must write and direct these projects yourself and/or collaboratively as part of a production team. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAMI5002 Moving Image Production

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour practical/week Corequisites: CAMI5001 Assessment: technical module (20%) and project 1 (20%) and project 2 (20%) and project 3 (30%) and participation (10%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to allow you to gain the technical skills necessary to complete the project work associated with Project Major 1: Narrative Elements. Through a series of dedicated technical modules you will gain a demonstrated proficiency in a range of skills and approaches central to the production of moving image works in the contemporary context. The unit is delivered across a number of modes including practical exercises, technical demonstrations and applied case studies. Weekly exercises, combine production and conceptual problem-solving tasks with the development of technical skill and knowledge. The unit of study comprises a series of production classes , including practical exercises, technical demonstrations and case studies, designed to offer proficiency and safe handling of equipment and facilities available for the production of projects. Weekly exercises, combining production and conceptual problem-solving tasks with the expansion of technical skill and knowledge, will cover working with digital video, sound and lighting on location and in the studio. You will be engaged in hands-on group exercises combining practical and creative filmmaking techniques. These exercises will cover care, handling, and safety as well as the creative use of the equipment. In addition, specially designed modules will cover the technical aspects of the preparation of media for the delivery across a wide range of outcomes and the skills associated with the production of interactive and online moving image works.
CAMI5003 Screen and Sound Strategies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Stefan Popescu Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Corequisites: CAMI5004 Assessment: project documentation (25%) and project presentation (15%) and project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Working individually and/or collaboratively as part of a production team, you will conceptualise, develop and deliver experimental moving image based works that engage the possibilities presented by a range of delivery devices (mobile, tablet, website etc.) and modes of distribution (internet, gallery, theatrical etc.) Through this unit of study you will be challenged to reconceive of the moving image as an open and negotiable form that can be manifest across a wide range of platforms and outcomes. Possible outcomes for the unit include single-channel works, gallery-based installation, web-based moving-image projects or platform dedicated applications such as an iPad app. During this unit you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, interactive projects and moving image-based artwork. These viewings are intended to expose you to a wide range of contemporary and historical practices and to encourage discussion, debate and creative exploration. Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAMI5004 Moving Image Post-production

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Stefan Popescu Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour practical/week Corequisites: CAMI5003 Assessment: technical module (20%) and project 1 (20%) and project 2 (20%) and project 3 (30%) and participation (10%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to allow you to gain the technical skills necessary to complete the project work associated with Project 2: Transmedia Elements. Through a series of dedicated technical modules you will gain a demonstrated proficiency in a range of skills and approaches central to the production of moving image works in the transmedia context. The unit of study is delivered across a number of modes including practical exercises, technical demonstrations and applied case studies. Weekly exercises combine production and conceptual problem-solving tasks with the development of technical skill and knowledge. You will be engaged in hands-on group exercises combining practical and creative filmmaking and media authoring techniques. These exercises build upon the technical skills that you acquired in the Moving Image Production unit. By selecting three modules from an offering of five, you can further refine and specialise your technical learning. A series of dedicated modules in this unit covers the specificities of preparing and delivering moving image across a wide range of platforms including the internet, tablet based applications and mobile delivery.
CAMI5005 History and Theory of Screen

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hour lecture and 1x2-hour tutorial/week Assessment: 2xclass postings (10% each) and seminar presentation (30%) and major essay (50%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to provide you with a theoretical and historical understanding of moving image and screen-based forms within the contemporary context. The history of film and associated media will be considered both in relation to key technical and conceptual developments as well as changes in reception and dissemination. In this regard, particular importance will be given to the emergence of networked space and more specifically the internet as a defining paradigm of the contemporary era. A range of films, experimental video, media and interactive works will be examined and discussed in relation to key concepts surrounding film theory and new media. In addition to this a number of key works and concepts from the pre-history of cinema and computation will also be examined to provide a historical context to the discussion.

Capstone

CAMA6002 Final Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jane Gavan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1xlecture and 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5001 and CAMI5002 and CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Assessment: project documentation (20%) and seminar presentations (20%) and 1x15min oral examination of project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit allows students to consolidate the skills and knowledge gained in the Project Major 1 and 2 units. Over the course of this unit students work on the development of a final creative project that is the culmination of their study towards the degree of Master of Contemporary Art or The Master of Moving Image. The final project created in this unit will be exhibited in the Graduation Exhibition with the associated artistic and professional development acting as a capstone experience to the completed degree. Working individually students will conceptualise, develop and realise creatively based projects that will build on the learning and development they have experienced in preceding units. Much of the study in this unit is self-directed with students responding to assessment milestones that contribute to the development of their major projects. Through an integrated program of seminars, tutorials, screenings, gallery visits and directed exercises students are provided with a framework in which to conceive and develop their major projects. Throughout the unit students are challenged to develop their ideas and artistic practice beyond their achievements of preceding semesters.

Core Elective

CAMA6003 Praxis: Professional Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jane Gavan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5001 and CAMI5002 and CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Assessment: seminar presentation (10%) and project proposal (20%) and project (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study allows you to situate your emerging practice within the context of a chosen professional field. Within the framework of this unit you are required to undertake one stream of professional development activity. The streams have been developed to allow you to customise your professional development experience by providing a range of industry related outcomes. The Professional Project stream allows you to create a singular practice-focused project that will act as professional documentation and a promotion tool in your chosen field of practice. Outcomes for this stream can include the production of print based portfolio document (book), a website or an iPad app.
CAMA6004 Praxis: Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jane Gavan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x3-hour tutorials/sem and 6-hours industry placement/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5001 and CAMI5002 and CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Assessment: professional practice work report (30%) and professional practice essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students are required to identify and organize their own internship and present to the unit coordinator for approval prior to enrollment.
This unit of study allows you to situate your emerging practice within the context of a chosen professional field. Within the framework of this unit you are required to undertake one stream of professional development activity. The streams have been developed to allow you to customise your professional development experience by providing a range of industry related outcomes. The Industry Placement stream of this unit provides you with the opportunity to work closely with recognised industry organisations in your chosen field of endeavour. It is intended that this stream contextualises your learning and develops your understanding of the expectations and responsibility of professional practice.
CAMA6005 Praxis: Research Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jane Gavan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5001 and CAMI5002 and CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Assessment: seminar presentation (30%) and final project (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study allows you to situate your emerging practice within the context of a chosen professional field. Within the framework of this unit you are required to undertake one stream of professional development activity. The streams have been developed to allow you to customise your professional development experience by providing a range of industry related outcomes. The Research Project stream has been designed to allow you to become familiar with traditional research skills in relation to emergent and interdisciplinary methodologies drawn from reflective creative practice. This stream has been designed to facilitate students who wish to pursue further research-based study.

Elective

CAEL5029 Sound Design for Film and Digital Media

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: production planning (20%) and presentation of independent research (20%) and sound design project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is intended to be a broad introduction to the theory and practice of audio production and sound design for moving pictures in both analogue and digital forms. Through viewing and discussing critical excerpts, the unit will offer a grounding in the history, theory and criticism of sound design and its applicability to current film and television production practice. The unit will look at the tools and techniques available to the sound designer, as well as examine the various underlying strategies, processes, and sound design philosophies. You will develop an understanding of critical film sound theory and an apprehension of key concepts including: synchronous and asynchronous sound, synchresis; on-screen, off-screen, and non-diegetic sound; the sound stage, point of view, causal semantic and reduced listening, internal and external logic, audiovisual rhythm and counterpoint. Applications of those principles will be explored in creative practice from sound capture and creation to construction using field/location and studio recording and post-production techniques. The sound designer's role in the process of creation of meaning will be examined in cultural as well as technical contexts of compositional practices. The unit will aim at developing a conceptual design language and individual aesthetic as well as encourage the invention of original sounds. At the completion of this unit you will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the audiovisual language and demonstrate technical and conceptual skills by producing a short sound for a film project.
Textbooks
Chion, Michel Audio Vision. Columbia U. Press 1994
CAEL5034 Image/Object in Photomedia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: thematic project 1 (20%) and thematic project 2 (30%) and self-directed project (50%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study extends the possibilities of photographic practice to expand photographic ideas beyond a two-dimensional form. The unit plays with the traditional material outcome of a photograph by considering what a photograph is as 'an image'. The 'image' unlike the 'photograph' can be anywhere and anything. In the context of image/object it is also considered sculpturally, as an object. The relationship between objects and photography stretch the function of the image. How can the image encompass a sculptural and interactive dimension?
CAEL5035 The Art of Sound and Noise

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: thematic project (25%) and self-directed project (75%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will engage a studio-based approach to the production of sound art works through the prism of two of its primary means, namely recording and amplification. The emphasis will be on the production of recorded sound works and sound devices that can expand and develop the relationships between the analogue and the digital and between the composed and the open-ended structures of noise as an event. The unit will begin with ideas from sound ecology and music concrete and by way of field recording, sound manipulation and performance heading in an exploratory way towards the limits of sound as noise, situating the spectrum of a material practice with sound in a historical context. This unit will be conducted in an open studio framework within workshops, sound studios and digital labs suitable for candidates working in a broad range of artistic disciplines.
Sound has the potential to invent new sonic landscapes and to demarcate unheard psycho-geographies: from radical approaches towards production to potential new collaborations in the street (or in the landscape), from the technical and the scientific to oral investigations of the social. This open studio investigates sound as a primary vehicle for artistic expression in a work of contemporary art.
CAEL5037 Investigating Clay

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research folio (10%) and thematic project (40%) and self-directed project (50%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This postgraduate elective unit of study in Ceramics provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative work. At the beginning of each semester you will follow either a project-based curriculum, or develop an individual work proposal in consultation with an academic staff member. Your creative development will be supported by access to academic staff consultations. These consultations focus on the conceptual, creative and technical aspects of your elective work. The elective provides for the development and enhancement of critical skills through individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects and/or individual work. You are expected to produce a body of work for review at regular intervals during the semester.
CAEL5038 Screen Printing: Introductory Workshop

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: experimental prints (20%) and self-directed project (80%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces you to the techniques and conceptual underpinnings of screen printing, and develops your understanding of its application across a range of mediums. In addition to familiarising you with the practical skills necessary to use screen print as part of your own practice, the unit encourages you to critically engage with the medium by asking you to reflect on the specific qualities of this particular print process and its use more broadly in contemporary art.
CAEL5042 Upcycled Glass: Introducing Warm Glass

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research project and presentation (20%) and surface and form exercises (40%) and environmental sculpture project (40%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines conceptual and practical applications of up-cycled and found glass through contemporary art and design. Your understanding of the ubiquity of glass and its reuse in various guises will be developed through a self directed research projects and presentation of your findings. Technical introductions using found and recycled glass allow you to traverse a raft of reductive and manipulative processes, including: diamond cutting, polishing, lathe-working, engraving and joining. Your projects will combine critical and practical skills learned to the development and realisation of artistic works. You may decide to work exclusively within the medium of glass or in conjunction with other media and processes as required.
CAEL5043 Screen Writing and Directing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and seminar presentation (15%) and project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop a script, and to learn effective directorial techniques associated with the production of a short video work. During this elective you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, practical in-class exercises and moving image-based artworks. These viewings are intended to expose you to a range of creative writing skills and directorial techniques and encourage discussion, debate and creative development. Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAEL5044 The Moving Camera

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and seminar presentation (15%) and video project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop cinematographic techniques associated with camera movements. During this elective you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, practical in-class exercises and moving image-based artworks. These viewings are intended to expose you to a range of cinematographic techniques and encourage discussion, debate and creative exploration around the topic of movement in cinematography. You will be introduced to the use of sophisticated camera stabilising techniques and equipment including Steadicam, dolly, jibs and other moving camera rigs.Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAEL5047 Vessel as Concept: Hot Glass Intro

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Lavery Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project 1 research presentation (20%) and themed project 2 (40%) and themed project 3 (40%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the glass vessel in everyday life and its application as a conceptual agent in contemporary art. By nature, the glassblowing process creates a vessel or container from a mass of molten glass. Through research projects you will investigate the psychology of the glass vessel through its function and physical properties. You will develop fundamental hand skills and glassblowing techniques through structured weekly workshops, and combine practical skills with contextual knowledge in the development of conceptually themed postgraduate level projects. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
CAEL5049 Silversmithing: Exoskeleton Extension

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: technical samples (15%) and research presentation (20%) and major work (65%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From the symbolically charged through to the functionally utilized, the hammer formed metallic object builds upon the dynamic landscape of the body. In this unit of study you investigate the potential for an object to expand the metaphysical self. The malleable and ductile qualities of metal will be examined as a creative catalyst enabling material characteristics to form a transformative element of a work that is made for the body by the body. You will explore silversmithing processes, in alignment with your individual research interests, as a technical and conceptual starting point to negotiate ideas of metamorphosis and growth. The appropriate forming processes, including sinking, raising, hot forging and planishing, will be introduced alongside an examination of the historic foundations and key principles of contemporary metalsmithing, as a means to generate your own individual project.
CAEL5050 Painting: Transcultural Collaborations

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1-hour seminar/week and 1x 2-hour studio class/week Assessment: in class participation, preparation of reading material, active contribution to group discussions, (10%) and oral (10 min powerpoint presentation) with written submission of 1,000 words (20%) and production and exhibition of fully resolved body of work (painting/s) (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
For Aboriginal people of Australia, the place where saltwater and freshwater meet, is a site of intermingling, mixing and sharing of knowledge. The Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land call this place where the river meets the sea: Ganmu and it is usually used as a metaphor for 'two way learning.' This unit of study explores how contact with other cultures through the reciprocal sharing of images, stories, histories, experiences, ideas, skills and culture can activate collaborative practices to create meaningful connections both locally and globally. The investigation of issues such as representation and presentation, protocols and practices, combined with a critical understanding of the cultural complexities of Indigenous culture, will foster greater understanding and enable students to facilitate the development of a collaborative and sustainable practice.
MFDI9303 Digital Effects for Film and Video

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and class presentation (15%) and project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to equip you with a conceptual understanding and technical expertise in the use of digital effects for film and video projects. You will be introduced to the use of software programs such as Adobe After Effects to explain how moving images can be transformed over time in combination with text, masks, animation, filters, effects and sound. You will learn how to author in After Effects through an intensive series of tutorials film/video screenings and practical studio workshops. This will culminate in the production of a studio project. The project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
MFDI9313 Digital Editing for Film and Video

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and class presentation (15%) and project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to equip you with a conceptual understanding and technical expertise in the use of digital editing for film and video projects. You will be introduced to the use of software programs such as Final Cut Pro HD to explain how edit moving images in to a project and how moving images can be transformed over time in combination with text, masks, filters, effects and sound. You will learn how to edit and master in Final Cut Pro HD through an intensive series of tutorials film/video screenings and practical studio workshops. This will culminate in the production of a studio project. The project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
MFDI9333 Experimental Film

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Stefan Popescu Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: production planning (20%) and presentation of independent research (20%) and project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to encourage students to imaginatively explore the potential of working with film as a tactile, creative medium. The unit will explore key processes and issues related to the production and exhibition of experimental film works. This unit will include discussions, readings and screenings of relevant historical and contemporary film works. Some of the practical techniques that will be explored are: drawing, scratching and painting on emulsion, drawing an optical soundtrack, creating installed film work and film-loops, montage editing utilising found footage and coloured leader and Flatbed editing techniques. Bolex camera workshop will also be as an integral part of this unit of study. You will produce one self-initiated film project of 3 to 5 minutes in length. The project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
ARHT6936 Biennales, Triennales and Contemporary Art

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x500wd Biennale presentation (20%), 1x1500wd group curatorial project (30%), 1x4000wd research project/essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the historical emergence and rapid growth of contemporary international surveys of art since the 1960s. The Biennales, Triennales, Documentas and related international exhibitions are a spectacular cornerstone of today's global art industry. The proliferation of museums, exhibitions, art fairs and cultural events at the international level are now competing with other areas of mass entertainment. In particular, the international contemporary art survey has become a pre-eminent, critical platform for art, trade and cultural politics. The unit is run in conjunction with the Biennale of Sydney. It is an intensive class, with a large component held in situ at Biennale exhibitions, performances, conferences and satellite events.
ARHT6959 Curatorial Lab

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr group work/week Assessment: 1x1000wd curatorial concept presentation (20%), 1x2500wd exhibition writing project (40%), 1x project development and exhibition (1000wd equiv)(40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides and interactive curating experience within a laboratory environment, exploring curatorial frameworks, methodologies and approaches. Students develop a curated project from concept to exhibition that emphasises collaborative working processes between curatorial teams, the artist, object, and institution.
ARHT6960 Contemporary Curating

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd in-class project pitch (20%), 1x2000wd project plan submission (30%), 1x2500wd research project (40%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will study the changing role of the curator from traditional contexts in the art museum to contemporary art spaces, public sites, globalized and virtual settings. We examine the curator's increasingly creative role when traditional art hierarchies are radically challenged and divisions of artistic and curatorial labour become blurred.
ARIN6901 Network Society

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Online activities (20%), 1x1500wd Report and network analysis (25%), 1x1000wd equivalent Responses to readings (20%), 1x500wd Abstract (5%), 1x2000wd Major Essay (30%), Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Is the network the distinctive mode of organisation for the 21st century? The Internet is the paradigmatic mode of decentralised many-to-many communication that interconnects with the century-old telecommunications and broadcasting networks. Geopolitical networks have displaced left/right Cold War oppositions. Social and professional networks extend influence beyond traditional institutional and family allegiances. Network models have challenged rationalist rule-governed models of thought and practice. The interdisciplinary critical analysis of current research, theory and debates will allow students to understand and evaluate the significance of networks in the contemporary world.
ARIN6902 Internet Cultures and Governance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd journalism piece (40%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd tutorial exercise (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The internet plays an increasingly important role in all aspects of social, cultural and economic life. This unit of study explores cultures and governance of the online world and investigates how politics manifest not only in public debates and policy, but also in the struggle to develop new information architectures and digital ecosystems.
ARIN6903 Digital Media and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathy Cleland Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd short essay (30%), 1x1000wd research outline and presentation (20%), 1x3000wd research proposal (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Digital media technologies are increasingly central to culture, society and everyday life. They mediate individual experience and reconfigure communities. They structure work, play and social interaction. This unit explores the role of digital media in visuality, feelings, identities, power relations, activist practices, mobilities and algorithmic cultures. Students are equipped with tools for researching digital sociality to design a research project using ethnographic and/or text-mining methods.
Textbooks
ARIN6903 Course Reader
ARIN6904 Mobile Media and Games

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Review and presentation (25%), 1x3000wd Critical Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Game/app concept (25%), Seminar participation (10%), Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Networked mobile devices and computer games are increasingly prominent in today's mediascapes, supporting practices of individualised mobility and play. This unit of study critically examines the aesthetics, politics and everyday uses of these emerging cultural technologies. It draws on new media studies, game studies and platform studies to explore themes such as the complication of leisure and work spaces, new media industries, gamification, playbour and mobile social media.
School of Architecture, Design and Planning electives
IDEA9106 Design Thinking

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Naseem Ahmadpour Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 1 hr/wk, tutorial 2 hrs/wk Assessment: Design assignments (90%), Quizzes (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an overview of a human-centred approach to the design of products and systems. It introduces students to design thinking and how it can be productively applied to different design situations. The theoretical concepts, methods and tools for the key stages of interaction design are covered including user research, ideation, prototyping and user evaluation. It provides students with the principles, processes and tools for working collaboratively on design projects in studio. Students learn to build empathy with users, identify and reframe the problem space, develop value-driven design concepts and persuasively communicate design proposals with an emphasis on the user experience through visual storytelling. This unit is a foundational core unit in the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts program.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies electives
COMP5206 Information Technologies and Systems

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lectures, Tutorials Assessment: Through semester assessment (50%) Final Exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of information systems from organisational and managerial perspectives. The emergence of the digital firm and its implications will be studied. The critical role of information and knowledge management will be emphasised from both conceptual and practical standpoints.
Key topics covered will include: Basic Information Systems Concepts; Systems Approach and Systems Thinking; E-Business and E-Commerce; IT Strategy and Competitive Advantage; Data and Knowledge Management; Information Systems Development and IS Management; Decision support systems, business intelligence and online analytical processing systems (OLAP); Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Enterprise Content Management and Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems; Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Information technologies.
PMGT5887 Computer Applications in PM

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lectures, Tutorials, E-Learning Assessment: Through semester assessment (60%) and Final Exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Computer-Aided Project Management builds a bridge from the genesis of project management principles through today's software, developing a postmodern project management systems paradigm for the twenty-first century. Adopting a unique systems perspective that emphasises project coding--an essential skill in project database management--this course demonstrates what fundamental project management principles are, what they do, and how they work in the software environment. Addressing all phases of a project, it illustrates and expands theories through the use of realistic case studies and extensive exercises running on computers.
An important feature of systems project management, the use of scope and quality is also discussed.
By the end of this unit of study, students should be able to:
- Understand application-based introduction to effective systems and methods for project planning and control
- Understand essential knowledge to manage successfully and to create, use, and communicate PC-, Server-, Web-, and Internet-based project management information.
- Understand the use of structures such as PDS (Project Definition Structure), WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure), and Masterformat project coding for areas, functions, elements, phases, stages, packages, purchase orders, contracts, and human resources planning and scheduling by CPM (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) communicating with Gantt and bar charts and graphics such as S curves relating estimating and cost control from order-of-magnitude numbers to appropriation grade budgets.
- Understand how to apply project concepts from knowledge areas at an operational level using project-based software applications.