Course detail

Studio II - Video - summer

FaVU-B2VI-LAcad. year: 2020/2021

During the summer semester of the second year there is the emphasis on further developing the technology. Through a wide range of exercises and workshops will the student's experience deepen meeting different types of moving images. Students will work alongside the formal aspects of the classic film materials such as editing, post-production or composition, learning also access to this media from different perspectives in an art school which is not primarily focused on teaching how to make film. Their outcomes are not limited to the medium of film or video. Based on individual preferences, students work with other media such as performance, installation, photography, etc.

Nowadays, ecology and environmental issues seem to be highly on the agenda of the arts. What are the current tendencies in media arts related to this?

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Individual and artistic approach to the technologies of the studied subject.
a discussion at the end of the course identifying trends in current thinking and concepts about making art


Knowledge of basic technological and artistic principles of the studied subject. beginners: critical thinking and an interest in contemporary art advanced: do recycling of garbage at home and read some popular articles about ecology and environmentalism professionals: relate their own disciplinary knowledge to new ways of perceiving the world today


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Analytical analysis of works and examples from the history of film and visual art related to the subject of study.
Interview in individual and group presentations of student works at studio meetings.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

show critical awareness in the form of an original contribution to the discussion (as an assessment) mentioned above, in the form of a text, a talk or an art work

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Basics of media creation. "New media" - video, multimedia, performance - and their practical applications in fine arts. From picture to screen and back. Video vision - theoretic and practical models of electronic image. Camera - eye (Dziga Vertov) - camera editing for analog and digital videorecording. Digitalization and adjustment of videorecording, manipulation with videorecording - editing composition (application of relevant software for PC) - work with computer. Students are assigned several semester tasks which they can choose from, using the optimal technological procedure.

notes, some references to articles and publications online;
introduction and explanation of general terms, ideas, concepts specific issues from art history (1950-today) historical and contemporary examples from the arts ecological ways of perceiving the audio and visual within the arts concepts and ideas, small studies together with the students presentation, discussion, and group evaluation


To master the technology of the studied subject.
See the abstract: to get insight into new trends within media art

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lessons are mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer