University of Technology Sydney

54033 Aesthetics

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): (54030 Exploring Media Arts AND 54031 Composing the Real) OR (58113 Exploring Media Arts AND 58115 Composing the Real)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58212 Aesthetics


This subject explores the development of aesthetic ideas in a media arts context with a focus on modes of experimental engagement with the creative languages that underpin the media arts. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the potential impact of a work through experimenting with form, composition, and poetics. The subject examines how aesthetics are both culturally determined and dynamic. During the subject, students explore these ideas by defining their own experimental approaches to composition and form. The resulting works may take the form of moving image, sound/music, network media, installation forms or any combination of these.

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