- Code ARTV2059
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Computer Science, Digital Humanities, Creative Arts
This course offers a critical and practical introduction to immersive technologies in art and culture, which includes AR (Augmented Reality), MR (Mixed Reality), VR (Virtual Reality) and full-body immersion. Students will learn technical and practical aspects of immersive media production including widely used real-time software platforms, techniques and workflows appropriate to immersive practice. Through the production of creative works students will explore the conceptual, experiential possibilities and limits of immersive media as a creative tool and technology for the cultural imaginary.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- in response to set briefs, competently utilise a range of skills related to immersive media;
- independently explore the potential of immersive media for the creation of art;
- evaluate the effectiveness of technical and artistic strategies of their own work and the works of others; and
- critically engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to immersive media art.
School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio of studio work (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Major Project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Documentation (20) [LO 3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
As published on Wattle.
Jerald, Jason. The VR Book: Human Centred Design for VR. Morgan & Claypool, October 16, 2015. ISBN-10: 1970001127. ISBN-13: 978-1970001129.
Munster, Anna. Materializing new media : embodiment in information aesthetics. Dartmouth College Press 2006, ISBN 9781611682946.
Hanson, Mark. New Philosophy for New Media. Cambridge, MA/London: The MIT Press, 2004.
Smite, Rasa and Smits Raitis (eds). Virtualities and Realities. New Experiences, Art and Ecologies in Immersive Environments: RIXC, LiepU MPLab, 2019.
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- 6 units
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