Media Art

Choosing Your Path

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Art unites existing specialisations in Digital Animation, Digital Filmmaking, and Photography & Digital Imaging into an integrated programme in Media.

If you want to specialize in:

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. While a student wanting to pursue a particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography) will be required to follow the core modules in the order outlined below, students pursuing a general BFA in Media Art could choose modules that suit them as long as they meet any pre-requisite requirements.

*Students are offered the opportunity to further specialise in Character Animation or Visual Effects.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. While a student wanting to pursue a particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography) will be required to follow the core modules in the order outlined below, students pursuing a general BFA in Media Art could choose modules that suit them as long as they meet any pre-requisite requirements.

There will be two, core prescribed electives offered, one in each semester in the three areas of BFA Media Art. These two core prescribed electives will be compulsory only for the students who want to pursue their degree in one particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography).

A number of history courses will be offered as prescribed electives during Year 3, offering students a wide choice to select one history module as their history prescribed electives. These history modules will also be opened for students from HASS.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core
Recommended Major PE
Art History Major PE

(Choose 1 from courses on offer from below)

ART HISTORY MAJOR PE MODULES

To choose one from three courses that may be offered during that semester (not all courses will be offered; only three at a time will be offered):

Description AUs
Art History Major PE (Options) 1 Survey of New Media
2 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
3 Survey of Modern Art
4 Art in the Age of Colonialism
5 Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
6 From Modern to Post-Modern Art
7 The Art And Architecture of the Long Century 1789-1914
8 Introduction to Museum Studies
9 Introduction to Heritage Studies

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. The Final Year Project (FYP) remains the dominant component of Year 4.

An important addition is the Interdisciplinary Seminar introduced during Semester 1 of Year 4. Each week a seminar will be conducted with guests from both the industry and academia on subjects related to Media Art. Seminars will be organised and moderated by the course instructor for that module.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core
Compulsory Seminar

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. While a student wanting to pursue a particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography) will be required to follow the core modules in the order outlined below, students pursuing a general BFA in Media Art could choose modules that suit them as long as they meet any pre-requisite requirements.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. While a student wanting to pursue a particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography) will be required to follow the core modules in the order outlined below, students pursuing a general BFA in Media Art could choose modules that suit them as long as they meet any pre-requisite requirements.

There will be two, core prescribed electives offered, one in each semester in the three areas of BFA Media Art. These two core prescribed electives will be compulsory only for the students who want to pursue their degree in one particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography).

A number of history courses will be offered as prescribed electives during Year 3, offering students a wide choice to select one history module as their history prescribed electives. These history modules will also be opened for students from HASS.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core
Recommended Major PE
Art History Major PE

(Choose 1 from courses on offer from below)

ART HISTORY MAJOR PE MODULES

To choose one from three courses that may be offered during that semester (not all courses will be offered; only three at a time will be offered):

Description AUs
Art History Major PE (Options) 1 Survey of New Media
2 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
3 Survey of Modern Art
4 Art in the Age of Colonialism
5 Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
6 From Modern to Post-Modern Art
7 The Art And Architecture of the Long Century 1789-1914
8 Introduction to Museum Studies
9 Introduction to Heritage Studies

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. The Final Year Project (FYP) remains the dominant component of Year 4.

An important addition is the Interdisciplinary Seminar introduced during Semester 1 of Year 4. Each week a seminar will be conducted with guests from both the industry and academia on subjects related to Media Art. Seminars will be organised and moderated by the course instructor for that module.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core
Compulsory Seminar

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. While a student wanting to pursue a particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography) will be required to follow the core modules in the order outlined below, students pursuing a general BFA in Media Art could choose modules that suit them as long as they meet any pre-requisite requirements.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. While a student wanting to pursue a particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography) will be required to follow the core modules in the order outlined below, students pursuing a general BFA in Media Art could choose modules that suit them as long as they meet any pre-requisite requirements.

There will be two, core prescribed electives offered, one in each semester in the three areas of BFA Media Art. These two core prescribed electives will be compulsory only for the students who want to pursue their degree in one particular area (Animation or Filmmaking or Photography).

A number of history courses will be offered as prescribed electives during Year 3, offering students a wide choice to select one history module as their history prescribed electives. These history modules will also be opened for students from HASS.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core
Recommended Major PE
Art History Major PE

(Choose 1 from courses on offer from below)

ART HISTORY MAJOR PE MODULES

To choose one from three courses that may be offered during that semester (not all courses will be offered; only three at a time will be offered):

Description AUs
Art History Major PE (Options) 1 Survey of New Media
2 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
3 Survey of Modern Art
4 Art in the Age of Colonialism
5 Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
6 From Modern to Post-Modern Art
7 The Art And Architecture of the Long Century 1789-1914
8 Introduction to Museum Studies
9 Introduction to Heritage Studies

All modules are new or will be modified and updated for this revised curriculum. The Final Year Project (FYP) remains the dominant component of Year 4.

An important addition is the Interdisciplinary Seminar introduced during Semester 1 of Year 4. Each week a seminar will be conducted with guests from both the industry and academia on subjects related to Media Art. Seminars will be organised and moderated by the course instructor for that module.

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Core
Compulsory Seminar
Prescribed Electives (PE) offered by ADM under BFA Design Art and BFA Media Art

Modules under PEs are open to all students of BFA Design Art and BFA Media Art allowing them to freely choose between those modules that are offered by ADM for that semester. Some of the PEs are planned to be open to students of HASS and NTU a UE though Studio Modules PEs, that are restricted to small student numbers or where specific skill sets are required, will have priority for ADM students. GERs and Core GERs are not included in this section since these modules are common to all students in NTU.

Animation

Course Type Open to
HASS NTU
Rigging For Animation PE/UE - BEng SCE
Advanced 3D Production PE/UE - BEng SCE
Cinematic Concepts and Motion Capture Applications PE/UE - BEng SCE
Advanced Drawn Animation PE - -
Writing for Animation (Interschool with WKWSCI) PE/UE Yes Yes
Lighting and Rendering Pipeline PE/UE Yes Yes

Filmmaking

Course Type Open to
HASS NTU
Advanced Screenwriting PE/UE Yes Yes
Experimental Film Production PE/UE Yes -
Cinematography for Visual Effects PE - -
Research Perspective in Film Practice PE - -
The Art of Light PE/UE Yes -
Stereographic 3D Live Action Filmmaking PE/UE Yes -

Photography

Course Type Open to
HASS NTU
Critical Eye: Seeing and Understanding in Photo Media PE/UE Yes Yes
Experimental Photography PE/UE Yes Yes
Location Experiences PE - -
New Documentary Documentation PE - -
Narrative Portrait PE - -
Introduction to Black & White Film Photography PE/UE Yes Yes
Principles of Lighting PE Selection Required -
Advanced Black & White Photography PE/UE Yes Yes
Professional Directions in Photography PE - -
Extended Image PE - -
Screened Photography PE - -
Location Experiences PE - -
Internships and Exchange Programmes

Internship

Internship will be introduced to be in line with the university’s direction to have internship as compulsory component of the undergraduate education. Offered as Prescribed Elective for 6 AUs, internship will be for 10 weeks during the vacation period between Year 3 and Year 4.

ADM has worked with NTU’s Career and Attachments Office (CAO) and has built a list of suitable companies, studios and production houses that already take in ADM students for internship. This relationship will be built further to ensure that all students have the opportunity to do an internship during the course of their study.

Student Exchange

Students in Year 3 are eligible to study for one semester at tertiary institutions around the world that have student exchange agreement around the world. This will be continued with a more concerted effort, working with NTU’s Global Education and Mobility (GEM) personnel to send up to 50 to 60% of the students abroad on exchange for one semester, either during Semester 1 or Semester 2 of Year 3. Students will have the opportunity to study in top institutions in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific as exchange students.

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