Film & Digital Art
“ I’m interested in the creative applications of media and film so for me the best thing about the FDA studio is the emphasis on art. The technical stuff is a means to a creative end. A lot of filmmakers started out training as visual artists.” Salvatore Panatterri BVA
Practice and Aims of the Studio
The Film and Digital Art studio (FDA) provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the media of digital film, digital sound, animation and interactive media in the context of contemporary art and cinematic practice. The studio program encourages the development of individual projects that have distinctive conceptual, aesthetic and technical outcomes. This also includes instruction in the use of film and video cameras, location and studio sound recording techniques, location and studio lighting, digital video editing and motion graphics. Students are encouraged to explore and experiment with the full range of media and technology available in the studio. Outcomes can include the production of digital films, video or sound installations, interactive works and animation projects
The first and second years of the undergraduate program are structured around studio projects that are aimed to encourage flexibility in problem solving, and openness to intellectual inquiry and working in ways that may be challenging or unfamiliar. In third year students have the opportunity to develop two self-directed projects in any media and/or combination or media that are appropriate to the realization of work at a high level of conceptual and technical expertise. The Honours year offers students the opportunity to establish a research practice. The FDA studio also offers postgraduate research degrees majoring in Film and Digital Art and coursework degrees in Multimedia Design and Film & Digital Image.
Studio facilities include a blue screen studio, sound production studios, film and digital video editing studios and an interactive digital media studio and a computer access studio.