Table A: Postgraduate Core Units of Study descriptions

Master of Film and Digital Image (MFDI)

MFDI9001 Studio Project Major 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Corequisites: MFDI9011 Assessment: studio project (60%) and project documentation (25%) and seminar (15%) Campus: Rozelle
The aim of this unit of study is to introduce students to the conceptual and technical means necessary to develop a film and digital image project. Studio Project Major 1 will be supported by weekly seminars, readings, film and video screenings and consultations with an academic adviser. You will work in small groups, or individually, to produce a studio project to be completed for assessment at the end of the semester. The submission of professional standard, pre-production documents highlighting the planning and production stages of the project is a requirement. The studio project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
MFDI9002 Studio Project Major 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Prerequisites: MFDI9001 Corequisites: MFDI9012 Assessment: studio project (60%) and project documentation (25%) and seminar (15%) Campus: Rozelle
The aim of this unit of study is to consolidate and expand on the conceptual and technical areas explored in the Studio Project Major 1 program. You will work in small groups, or individually, to complete a major studio-based project at an advanced level, for assessment at the end of the semester. The unit will be supported by weekly seminars, readings, film and video screenings and consultations with an academic adviser. The submission of test scenes and professional standard, pre-production documents highlighting the planning and production stages of the project are a requirement. The studio project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
MFDI9011 Studio Practice Seminar 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour practical/week Corequisites: MFDI9001 Assessment: Satisfactory completion, no mark given Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study is designed to give you proficiency in the use of equipment and facilities you will use in the production of studio-based works. The program will be supported by an intensive series of workshops. The workshops will consist of technical demonstrations, studio and location exercises and group workshop activities. The workshop program will provide an overview of the following: working with digital video and audio equipment, using Final Cut Pro in the editing process, an introduction to ProTools and soundtrack design and working with 16mm film in the studio and on location. A technical officer and member of academic staff will be responsible for the delivery of the program. The completion of all workshop exercises and projects is a requirement.
MFDI9012 Studio Practice Seminar 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour practical/week Prerequisites: MFDI9011 Corequisites: MFDI9002 Assessment: Satisfactory completion, no mark given Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study is designed to consolidate proficiency and skills in the use of equipment and facilities that you have used in the production of studio-based works in Studio Practice Seminar 1. The program will be supported by an intensive workshop program. The workshops will consist of technical demonstrations, studio and location exercises and group workshop activities. These will include advanced video and audio recording techniques, digital editing techniques, elements of digital studio sound recording and mixing and advanced filmmaking techniques using the 16 mm camera. A technical officer and member of academic staff will be responsible for the delivery of the program. The completion of all workshop exercises and projects is a requirement for Studio Practice Seminar 2.

Master of Interactive and Digital Media (MIDM)

MMDE5001 Interactive Media Project Major 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hour lecture and 1x2 hour tutorial/week Corequisites: MMDE5011 Assessment: 1x15min oral examination of presentation of major studio project (70%) and 2 x development presentations and production documentation (30%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study delivers a strong basis in the processes associated with the design, development and implementation of an interactive website. The unit provides you both with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own online projects.
Over the course of this unit you will learn a range of approaches to interactive authoring for the web, including models of visual communication, principles of effective screen design as well as the principles of user-interface design and navigational architecture for web-based work. In this unit you are encouraged to critically engage with the implementation of media and interactivity in the online environment.
You are expected to produce a website that engages current web technologies in a creative and explorative manner and a set of professional standard production documents as well as a final dossier that documents the development and implementation of your major project.
MMDE5002 Interactive Media Project Major 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hour lecture and 1x2 hour tutorial/week Prerequisites: MMDE5001 Corequisites: MMDE5012 Assessment: 1x15min oral examination of presentation of major studio project (60%) and 2 x development presentations (20%) and production documentation (20%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study delivers a strong basis in the processes associated with the design, development and implementation of interactive applications for handheld interactive devices such as the iPad. The unit provides you both with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own projects.
You will learn a range of approaches to interactive authoring including models of visual communication and the principles of effective screen design for multimedia as it relates to touchscreen devices. You will also explore a range of approaches and methodologies related to ePublishing and newly emergent workflows. In this unit you are encouraged to critically engage with the implementation of media and interactivity in relation to the multimedia experience.
You are expected to produce an application that engages current technologies in a creative and explorative manner and a set of professional standard pre-production documents as well as a final dossier that documents the development and implementation of your major project.
MMDE5011 Interactive Media Practice Seminar 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hour lecture and 1x2 hour tutorial/week Corequisites: MMDE5001 Assessment: 1x15min oral examination of presentation of major studio project (60%) and completion of personal profile website (30%) and participation in class exercises (10%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study provides you with the technical skills to design, develop and publish an interactive website. This is done through the lecture-based presentations of technical examples that are supported by in-class exercises.
You will learn current web authoring tools such as Dreamweaver and Fireworks, and be introduced to the possibilities of scripting for design and interactivity using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript libraries. This series of workshops also covers the specifics of media preparation, with lectures dedicated to digital sound and video production for online delivery.
You are expected to apply the knowledge gained in this unit to the design and development of your major project in MMDE5001 Interactive Project Major 1.
MMDE5012 Interactive Media Practice Seminar 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hour lecture and 1x2 hourr tutorial/week Prerequisites: MMDE5011 Corequisites: MMDE5002 Assessment: 1x15min oral examination of presentation of major studio project (60%) and completion of a HTML5 micro-site (30%) and participation in class exercises (10%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit provides you with further technical skills related to the design and development of websites and interactive applications for handheld devices such as the iPad. This is done through the lecture-based presentation of technical examples that are supported by in-class exercises.
You will learn to extend the possibilities of scripting for interactivity using HTML5 and JavaScript in relation to the touch screen environment. This series of workshops also covers the specifics of media preparation for hand-held interactive tablets with lectures dedicated to digital sound and video production and delivery.
You are expected to apply the knowledge gained in this unit to the design and development of their major project in MMDE5002 Interactive Project Major 2.
MMDE6001 History and Theory of New Media 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hour lecture and 1x2 hour tutorial/week Assessment: 1 x 2000 word essay (50%) and 1 x tutorial seminar (30%) and participation in class exercises (20%) Campus: Rozelle
The aim of this unit of study is to provide you with a theoretical understanding of New Media forms. The concept of New Media is explored in relation to interactivity, narrative, networked space and, more specifically, the Internet. The unit provides both an historical overview and critical perspective to a range of approaches and forms that have emerged in direct relationship to the possibilities of digital technology and networked space. A range of digital, interactive and internet-based art and design projects will be examined and discussed in relation to key concepts surrounding new media. This unit will allow you to conceptualise and situate your practice both in terms of media-specific debates and the broader context of contemporary art and media discourses.

Master of Studio Art (MSA)

STUD5003 Studio Project Major 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x30-min tutorial/week Assessment: Presentation of studio project in final semester, 1x30min oral examination (100%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study concentrates on your project proposal. The project is developed and completed over the period of the course and is supervised through individual tutorials by the course coordinator and a staff member from the relevant discipline. You are assisted in the development of your studio project through dialogue and supportive critical feedback.
STUD5004 Studio Project Major 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x30-min tutorial/week Prerequisites: STUD5003 Assessment: 1x30min oral examination of presentation of studio project (100%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study is continuation of STUD5003. You are required to further develop and complete the studio project for exhibition and final assessment. The project is supervised through individual tutorials by the course coordinator and a staff member from the relevant discipline. You are assisted in the development of your studio project through dialogue and supportive critical feedback.
SMNR6001 Art Practice Group Seminar 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: group discussions (10%) and seminar presentation (70%) and hardcopy presentation (20%) Campus: Rozelle
Art Practice Group Seminar concentrates on the practical, theoretical and material context of contemporary art and the relationship with your individual studio practice. Students meet as a group with the MSA coordinator on a weekly basis in a group tutorial situation.
SMNR6002 Art Practice Group Seminar 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: group discussions (10%) and seminar presentation (70%) and hard copy presentation (20%) Campus: Rozelle
Art Practice Group Seminar concentrates on the practical, theoretical and material context of contemporary art and the relationship with your individual studio practice. Students meet as a group with the MSA coordinator on a weekly basis in a group tutorial situation.
SMNR5001 History and Theory of Art Practice 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: 2,000-word essay (100%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study gives a broad overview of contemporary art and the theories that underpin it with an emphasis on Australian practice. The unit is structured around themes relevant to 21st century practice including: beauty; nature; history; body/relations; politics and space(s).
SMNR5002 History and Theory of Art Practice 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: 2,000-word essay (100%) Campus: Rozelle
This unit of study provides an introduction to art theory, with close readings of key figures and texts. Perspectives include: formalism, semiotics, Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, reception theory, phenomenology, structuralism and postmodernism.