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NM3210 - Visual Narratives

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Telling stories with images is an age-old practice because visual stories are a powerfully direct way of conveying information, ideas and culture. Historically, much of art has been narrative, that is, depicted stories from myth, legend, religion, history or literature. Today this trend continues in news, documentary, advertising, and exhibited works. Narrative perspectives of the artist, the audience and the visual form itself will be examined to aid your understanding of the visual culture around you and your role as a maker in its creation. How do images, objects, spaces and exhibitions 'tell stories' with or without accompanying words? Students are encouraged to develop their ideas through sourcing, processing and displaying of images in narrative contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the theory underpinning a range of digital media workflows in contemporary media arts;
  • communicate using the language of contemporary art digital media workflows;
  • use practical skills in still image, moving image, intermedia, sound and design workflows;
  • develop skills in self directed-learning effectively.
Prerequisites: (NM1200 OR NM1201 OR CV1020 OR CV1210 OR PT1410) AND NM1210 AND (NM2220 OR NM2201) AND NM2230, NM3200
NM3202, NM2203


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Professor Ryan Daniel
Lecturer: Mrs Narelle Delle Baite.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online participation
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (25%); presentations (25%); visual narrative project (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.