• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Visual Culture
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Visual Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  This course approaches video as a new language that researchers can acquire and apply to their own disciplines, addressing it as both a research method and medium of expression in the humanities and human sciences.  It will provide training in basic video techniques through a series of exercises enabling researchers to use a video camera in the field with some degree of confidence.  Students will be introduced to basic principles of video editing.  The emphasis will be upon the use of video to create knowledge significantly different from that of written texts, rather than merely gathering visual records. The course assumes no  prior knowledge of video-making.  Participants will be requested to provide their own video cameras for the period of the course.    

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:

  1. Basic skills in using a video camera, including in recording sound.
  2. An understandingof basic film editing strategies.
  3. A recognition of the diverse ways in which video fundamentally differsfrom written texts.
  4. The confidence to create your own video footage as an integral part ofyour disciplinary methodology.

Indicative Assessment

Class participation (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1,2,4)
Week one video exercises (30%) (Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4)
Final essay (20%) (Learning Outcomes 3,4)
Final video project (40%) (Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4)

The assessment package is designed to test students' developingcompetencies against the aims of the course.

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20 hours intensive; 30 hours filming; 30 hours editing; 40 hours independentresearch, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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