Courses & Units

Time Based Media 1 FSE111

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.



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 color, 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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Associate Professor Megan (Meg) Keating
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Introductory


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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge and skills to manipulate lighting, record sound and capture moving imagery, and use these materials to explore and express ideas through constructing moving imagery (CLO 2 and 3).
  • Respond to, and interpret a brief to produce finished work (CLO 2 and 3).
  • Comply with relevant WHS (CLO5).
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