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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 21/04/2022 12:53:12

Title of Module: Moving Image & Time-based Art

Code: DAAD09011 SCQF Level: 9
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Business & Creative Industries
Module Co-ordinator:Dr Rachael  Flynn

Summary of Module

Contemporary artworks that include video, film, moving image, performative elements, audio, or computer technologies are referred to as time-based works because they have duration as a dimension and unfold to the viewer over time.

The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop their own creative vision as they consider the potentials of time, durational elements and new technologies as part of their artmaking practices. Students will discover ways to express their own voices and ideas within a range of time-based media, digital technologies, audio-visual formats, and space-based installations.

Students will work on an individual project, involving personal studio-based, and/or site-specific activity.

Through online workshops, seminars, and tutorials, students will meet throughout the module to critically engage with each other’s work, and participate in shared discussions informed by the various stages of their ongoing creative work.

This activity will allow the student to produce creative work which involves moving image and time-based art modes.

Alongside practical and applied skills development, students will achieve an increased contextual understanding and critical awareness of key practitioners and artworks which have drawn on such creative and technologically informed modes. This will allow students to realise the future potential of their own work as part of this developing creative landscape.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:


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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of selected historical and contemporary practices used in the area of moving image and time-based art modes.

L2. Apply a range of specialist practical skills associated with moving image and time-based art modes, including creative consideration of space and/or installation, through personally generated studio practice.

L3. Produce a moving image and time-based artwork with accompanying critique, which communicates and presents personal creative and technical choices.

L4. Engage with and respond to feedback throughout the module (formally and informally), through personal tutorials and peer review.

L5. Demonstrate autonomy through the development of original approaches involving time-based art modes as a creative practitioner.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 9.

Demonstrate an integrated and critical knowledge of some of the historic and contemporary contexts associated with time-based art modes.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 9.

Deploy a range of creative and technical skills within a focus time-based art mode to an advanced level of competence.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 9.

Make informed judgments about creative practice in the area of specialism.
Demonstrate creative originality in responses to briefs.
Exercise disciplinary awareness in the handling of unpredictable elements as part of a creative process.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 9.

Communicate effectively through critically reflective modes.
Use a range of specialist technologies to support and enhance work.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 9.

Autonomously and innovatively devise creative work.
Seek guidance, where appropriate, in order to manage ethical and professional issues in response to needs of personal creative activity.
Develop the capacity to identify and communicate constructive feedback with peers in aspects relating to creative practice.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
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Co-requisitesModule Code:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
In this module, students deepen their own skills and vision as part of a new media art tradition, further consolidating their abilities as an innovative creative practitioner.

Students will be expected to engage with online class-taught activity, focused group critiques, personal tutorials/supervision, and independent studio-based development time.

This module is delivered predominantly using online and virtual learning environments. Students are encouraged to establish a personal studio practice for activity out with class time. Campus support can be provided for students who need additional studio space.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery12
Asynchronous Class Activity12
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity12
Independent Study164
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Bassot, Barbara., 2016. The reflective practice guide: an interdisciplinary approach to critical reflection. Routledge.

Curtis, David., 2007. A history of artists' film and video in Britain. BFI.

Dewey, John., 2005. Art as experience. Perigee.

King, H. (2015) Virtual Memory: Time-Based Art and the Dream of Digitality. Duke University Press Books.

Gibbons, Joan., 2007. Contemporary art and memory: images of recollection and remembrance. I. B. Tauris.

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(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

Where a module has Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements these will be listed here:
As personal development with this module is dependant on studio practice and involves group critique and discussion, students are expected to demonstrate a commitment to this learning journey.

Please see the Programme Handbook for general Programme Attendance protocol.

Where a student has failed to engage in the programme, the Dean of School or nominee may convene a School Panel to consider withdrawal of the student on the grounds of non-attendance. A student may appeal against the decision of withdrawal on the basis of failing to meet engagement requirements.

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardArts & Media
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelArts & Media
ModeratorTrent Kim
External ExaminerDr Gina Wall
Accreditation Details-
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Creative Output (Creative Output / Audiotapes /Videotapes / Games / Simulations)
Written Critique (Review / Article / Critique / Paper)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Learning Outcome (5) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Learning Outcome (5) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 4 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
In line with the Equality Act 2010, the curriculum and delivery of Media, Culture & Society programmes are
designed to promote the general equality duty, namely to:

• Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act;
• Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; and
• Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The programme supports equality of opportunity for students from different backgrounds and with different learning
needs. Using appropriate platforms, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible
access and manipulation of content. The programme complies with University regulations and guidance on
inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to
assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The School of Media, Culture &
Society is committed to enabling all learners, respecting diversity, promoting equality and embedding inclusivity in
all aspects of its work. It is fully cognisant of and compliant with relevant external and institutional policy in this
area. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link:

UWS Equality and Diversity Policy

(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the
attention of the School)
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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