Courses & Units

Time Based Media 1 FSE111



The moving image is the dominant form of communication in the world today, online and through television and cinema.  Time Based Media 1 will introduce you to the history and contemporary practice of how artists engage with different time-based media, and how this engagement influences and contributes to contemporary society and culture.

Through developing your ability to formulate and express ideas in this medium you will be able to participate effectively and critically in contemporary society and culture.  You will also develop an understanding of the techniques and formal properties of moving imagery and sound, such as lighting (tone, form), composition, scripting, storyboarding, scoring, editing, and the qualities of the image (including colour, noise and contrast).

Through lectures and studio  sessions (workshops, demonstrations, critiques) you will be directed by staff and technicians, in learning techniques, using technologies and approaches to contemporary practice in this medium.

Through a series of directed practical briefs  your skills and understanding of this medium will be developed and broadened.  In making your work you will be encouraged to, source information as you need it, plan your production, collaborate and work with others, work in different studio environments (lighting studio, sound studio and animation studio) consider the connections both to other units you are studying, and to the wider cultural sphere.

You will learn to apply safe work practices to working with computers and production in a video lighting studio.

Students who have not had prior experience of using cameras or editing software, are encouraged to consider undertaking FSX101 Introduction to Digital Photography and Video: Capture and Editing.


Unit name Time Based Media 1
Unit code FSE111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Jan Hogan

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100301

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Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio sessions, that comprise of technical workshops, group learning activities and individual studio time, + 6 x 1hr lecture/viewing/demonstration.

There is an expectation of at least an additional 3hrs independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).


Ongoing formative feedback through written, verbal, visual, individual and collective presentations and critique.  Non-assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.  Folio of completed projects submitted at the end of the unit and portfolio of relevant supporting material evidencing brief observations and reflections of the semester's work and contextual investigation (maximum 15 pages) (100%)

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