Module Title:Media Arts
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Blended and E-Learning /workshops / fieldwork/location/class discussion/ screenings, and digital lab. Blended learning strategies will entail the use of electronic platforms such as Blackboard to provide on- line learning materials. Workshops will generate and develop ideation and production of creative collaborative work using audio-visual and performative interactive methods as appropriate. Post production and resolution of creative project developed in the digital lab.
Module Aim: This module aims to develop students’ range of creative and collaborative practices in media arts as a dynamic and significant area of contemporary art. It builds on learner knowledge and skills acquired in Stage 2, Art & The Moving Image, Video Editing and also Stage 3, Collaborative Exhibition Practices and Themes in Contemporary Art. Applying a production company model the module will facilitate learners to develop roles aligned with their main studio elective in expanded practices or painting practices. The module will take the learners through step by step the pre-production, production and post production of a collaborative film essay, experimental fiction, experimental documentary or audio-visual installation developed through the learners’ self-direction and creative focus. The module aims to help learners develop important creative and professional skills in terms of creative contribution to a larger project, collaboration and group commitment. The module aims to expand the creative range of learners understanding of interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To identify a creative theme to develop as a collaborative group and to describe its connection to other contemporary art and audio-visual work. Differentiate and categorize the various roles and stages of the production process.
LO2 Demonstrate the importance of analytical discussion, critical interpretation and empathetic responses during the creative process and realization of their group project.
LO3 Apply their individual and accumulative skills (painting, drawing, making, prop building, scenography, photography, sound, performance, editing) to the realization of a group production.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Wk 1&2 :Creative ideation. Expand a range of creative ideas and possibilities for the group project through workshops.
Pre -Production
Wk 3:Defining the project parameters. Planning and mapping creative roles.
Wk 4-8: Assemble and accumulate material.
Post Production
Week 9-11: Editing, assembling, titling and completion of creative project
Wk 12: Presentation, documentation of completed project and reflection.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Research Portfolio: Creative ideation and research development in specific area of learner interest within the overall context of the group project. 1,2,3 25.00 n/a
Reflective Journal Weekly Learning Journal 1,2,3 15.00 n/a
Project Creative Project: Film essay, experimental fiction, documentary or moving image installation or Sound installation depending on groups creative self-direction and focus. 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 2.00
Lab/Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_AWART_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art 6 Mandatory
CW_AWART_D Bachelor of Arts in Art 6 Mandatory