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Time Based Media 2A FSE214

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


Building upon the foundation of Time Based Media 1 the specific aspects of practice and process in Sound and Documentary will be explored in greater depth.
You will explore Sound as a medium and a material, through a series of in-class exercises and workshops in listening, experiencing and constructing physical sound environments. You will collaborate in developing sound installations and through a brief develop and refine sound that enhances and accompanies moving images.
Traditionally documentary is the process of presenting facts objectively to report on a subject. In this unit you will explore the concept and practice of 'expanded documentary' as it is incorporated within contemporary art. This expanded notion of documentary, sometimes referred to as 'post-documentary' seeks to challenge ideas of truth, objectivity and incorporates notions of fiction, performance and merges the documentary with other forms of filmmaking, animation and art practice. Through researching and producing your own short documentary you will continue to develop your moving image production skills. Collaboration and experimentation with process, technique and storytelling will be encouraged as you develop your work.
The emphasis in this unit is on exploring these aspects of temporal media and their associated processes and techniques, with a view to developing an innovative and inquiring practice. You will continue to develop your knowledge of the broader practices by other artists in Time Based Media, as well as some of the critical discourses related to the medium, and to refine your own critical skills through group critique.


Unit name Time Based Media 2A
Unit code FSE214
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? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore diverse approaches to material experimentation (CLO 4).
  • Initiate and undertake iterative processes as a core component of studio practice (CLO 4).
  • Identify and acquire enabling skills to support the development of work (ideas, materials and processes)(CLO 4).
  • Comply with relevant WHS (CLO 5).
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