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ARTS7012 - The Moving Image

Title:The Moving Image
Long Title:The Moving Image
Module Code:ARTS7012
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TRISH BRENNAN
Module Author: KEVIN GILL
Module Description: This module explores core concepts of media practice within Fine Art, introducing aspects such as: navigating within digital imaging software (moving image), storing and saving files safely, and demonstrating essential editing tools.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use a digital camera to acquire still and moving digital images.
LO2 Command digital imaging techniques and import and edit sound and visuals on a timeline.
LO3 Engage with multimedia technologies, processes and software associated with digital image production
LO4 Evaluate how digital imagery in a fine art context situates itself in relation to conventional practices in mainstream media
LO5 Utilize and evaluate moving image based practices.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to using the camera, settings, exposure, white balance, format.
Approaches to video as process
Considers the materiality of video as a language, durational aspects, sequencing of imagery, lens and screen based aspects.
Importing and Editing
Importing to a timeline, adding and subtracting from footage on the timeline, rearranging sequences of clips, applying effects and transitions, compressing and exporting as quicktime files.
Collaborative practices
Working together in groups during trial and testing of materials and installation, and to revisit and achieve desired outcomes.
Ongoing contextual research, developing critical underpinning of individual work, establishing and maintaining an informed position in relation to contemporary art practices in media.
Group critical seminars, articulation of ideas and presentation of work, peer discussion and critique.
Gallery visits and screenings
Visits to view work of relevant artists at gallery exhibitions and film festival screenings
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Exhibition Evaluation Selection, Evaluation and Presentation 1,2,3,4,5 100.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Workshop / Lab 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Independent Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Michael Freeman, 2005, The Digital SLR Handbook, Ilex [ISBN: 1904705367]
  • Christiane Paul 2003, Digital art, Thames & Hudson New York [ISBN: 0500203679]
  • Caleb Kelly (Editor), Sound, Whitechapel Gallery & MIT Press [ISBN: 9780262515689]
  • [contributors, Rodrigo Alonso... et al.; introduction by T. J. Demos], Vitamin Ph [ISBN: 0714846562]
  • Scott Kelby 2012, The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers, Peachpit Press [ISBN: 0321823745]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HPHNM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography with New Media 1 Mandatory

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