DBVK The Moving Image and the Interactive Image 959LBIB

Learning outcome

The various courses in the study programme have individual target areas and are associated with specific content and subject material. However, the target areas of one course may illuminate the target area of another; important questions may be approached from different angles, and this should not discourage the students from examining questions which cross the boundaries of several areas.

Students should be able to understand and apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to:

  • Communicating with moving images, primarily film and animation.
  • Video editing and cutting.
  • Various types of distribution of video and/or animation.
  • Digital sound production and sound editing.
  • Digital animation techniques.
  • Methods of cooperation and organisation.
  • Graphical design aimed at communicative interaction and the transfer of ideas.
  • Society’s use of digitally-based interaction in art, design and media.

Course Description

The course focuses on techniques, content, expression and dissemination using video/film and/or animation. In addition, the course also problematises the digital presentations and types of communication in which various types of digital media are constructed. Dissemination using moving images with sound will often require different techniques or forms of expression than still images. The various forms of cooperation in a production process and the relevant aspects of this work will be focused on. Didactic aspects regarding cooperation and group work in teaching situations and schools will also be of particular interest.

Topical subject matter within the course will centre on dramaturgy, digital video technology in terms of recording, as well as editing and finalising for distribution. In matters related to presentation and interaction issues, the course will normally focus on Internet and network-related forms of communication and graphic design for video and interactivity.

Multimedia production and other interactive artistic forms of expression may also be included in the course, which would then replace some of the more general focus on video / film aspects.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course includes assignments, which include an introduction to practical working methods and guidance, as well as theory related to the subject area. Interaction between the aesthetically communicative and creative activity, theory and reflection is an important aspect of the course. The course includes an introduction, workshop activities, seminars and supervision. The specific aspect of the subject area, the alternation between professional practice and creative activity on the one hand, and a cultural basis, subject theory and subject didactics on the other hand, will be maintained through a holistic approach.

The course may also include: project work, visits to exhibitions and excursions.

Internal / external projects of interest may occasionally replace assignment periods, if these are professionally assessed as a satisfactory substitute for one (or more) assignment period(s).

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on documented results and / or documented work. The course will normally include both oral and written assignments and requirements.

Individual practical, aesthetic and creative work will be important together with documented theoretical knowledge that demonstrates cohesion and unity.

All assignments and / or course requirements must be completed, submitted and assessed as passed before deadlines, as indicated in the semester plan / year plan / timetable, before the course can receive a passing mark.

The course will be assessed on a scale from A to F, where E is the lowest passing grade.

Click here for gallery of student work from the study programme: Digital Images & Visual Communication.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Hector Harkness <Ian.HarknessSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Jostein Sandven - 21/12/2011