• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Digital Humanities, Film, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

Video Art is an elective course that introduces students to skills, techniques and processes in video art. Conceptual and thematic issues are addressed, and occupational health and safety instruction is included. The course is studio-based and students primarily develop individual projects in consultation with their lecturer.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of techniques, processes, technologies and equipment used in digital video
  2. Exploit the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual way
  3. Show critical awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to video art
  4. Apply critical, analytical and self-reflective practice
  5. Identify and develop personal topics for individual research in video art

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1- 5]
Studio Theory report/Journal/Studio Documentation, equivalent to a 1000 word essay (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed either ARTV2617 or DART2027.

Prescribed Texts

Watkinson, John, The Art of Digital Video, Oxford: Focal Press, Third edition 2000.
Manovich, Lev, The Language of New Media, Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press, 2001.
Shaw, Jeffrey and Weibel, Peter. eds., Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary after Film, Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press, 2003.
Wardrip, Noah and Montfort, Nick. eds., The New Media Reader, Cambridge MA.: MIT Press, 2003.
Packer, Randall and Jordan, Ken. eds., Multimedia from Wagner to Virtual Reality, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
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