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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. appraise themes, theories and styles through the analysis of past and present experimental and avant-garde cinemas
  2. create innovative screen projects by applying critical knowledge and skills derived from experimental and avant-garde approaches
  3. reflect on own learning as an outcome of the critical and creative process
  4. synthesise elements of previous productions into an original new project.
  • Topics

    • Cameraless 1
    • Cameraless 2
    • Cameraless 3/ Sound 1
    • Structural 1 / Sound 2
    • Structural 2
    • Structural 3
    • Structural 4
    • Surrealist/ Dada 1
    • Surrealist/ Dada 2
    • Surrealist/ Dada 3
    • Surrealist/ Dada 4
  • Study resources

    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-SCA100-Introduction to Screen Cultures , or CUR-SCA110-Introduction to Screen Practice

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Personal video camera, smartphone with video or equivalent Access to video editing software

Introduction to the history, theory and practice of experimental and avant garde screen arts.

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  • Blog (60%)
  • Synthesis Film (40%)

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