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FSP3000 Experimental Film

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in FSP3000 if FTR3002 has been previously completed.


This is an advanced course in the Film program and students will rely on knowledge and technical skills acquired in previous FSP courses.
The film industry is made-up of rich and diverse genres and types of filmic storytelling. Experimental Film is the art, application and practice of creating durable moving images created in accordance with the vision of the filmmaker as artist, to bring something to life that only lives in the artist's mind and can provoke a reaction from us. This course transitions students into the film industry by providing them with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge of advanced filmic practice in the context of cinema as an alternative art form. Students will produce an experimental film as authentic assessment.

Experimental Film is concerned with enhancing and expanding knowledge and application of technical, conceptual, practical and observational skills related to experimental forms of cinematic storytelling.

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of the experimental filmmakers. Students will engage with and use the key experimental film movements and practitioners. Students will explore voice and representation, power relationships and subversion. Students should acquire advanced technical, analytical and research skills. This course includes lectures and discussions about contemporary experimental cinema through critical analysis of the work of established professionals in order to increase student insight into their professional practices as well as looking at how artists position their work.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 21 March 2023