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Books as Things FSX201


This unit examines narrative and forms of image making through investigations into artists' books or other sequential art forms such as editions, graphic novels, zines, animation, illustration, film and print. The unit will build skills in material thinking, typography, image making, design and production. Students will investigate and consider the relationship of image and text, form and content, temporality, visual interpretation and narrative construction.  Students will be encouraged and supported to extend the books and serial art forms to their formal and conceptual limits.

For the unit you will be guided in initiating and realizing a cross-disciplinary project which could be collaborative, growing from a series of investigative exercises.

Project work is supported by demonstrations, individual and group exercises, workshops and group critiques. Journal work is central to project development and you are required to keep a record of your ideas, insights, concepts, methods and learning processes and contextualizes these through study of forms and innovative examples of practice.


Unit name Books as Things
Unit code FSX201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Sarah Jones and Mary Scott

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


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Band Field of Education
1 100301

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50 credit points of Introductory units from F4R BFA(Hons) schedule including at least one of FSA121 Critical Practices 1A or FSA122 Critical Practices 1B



Ongoing non-assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.  A folio consisting of your project outcome, supported by a portfolio of documentation of experimentation/exploration, reflection and responses to exercises and group activities (maximum equivalent 15 pages) (100%)

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