Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Moving Image34645/3027/2324/1/74
Study guide

Moving Image

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    Choice package:
    • aan opleidingsonderdelen naar keuze
    • aan opleidingsonderdelen naar keuze (MO + GO)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses
    • Elective courses (MO + GO)
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Teaching staff: Catrysse Wim, Goiris Geert
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 160,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

No specific prior knowledge is required to enter the course, we expect a broad cultural interest, and a particular curiosity for time-based arts.

Students wishing to enroll in the Moving Image course must pass an intake test.

A short project description (max 1 A4 page) must be sent to before 20/09/2020, 12.00 h.

The actual intake will be based on an interview which will be held on 25/09/2020.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA1 - The student has the necessary artistic skills to design and/or realize a personal project within the broad spectrum of the visual arts under supervision.
The student is able to deliver a video work of an acceptable professional level.
BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student has insight into historical and current visual/audiovisual art,
The student is able to follow and interpret evolutions within the artistic field, and can position her/himself within an artistic and intellectual framework.
The student shows insight and beginner's experience in the (inter)national field of his own discipline and the art world in the broadest sense of the word.
BA6 - The student understands the characteristics of his/her personal designs and/or realizations and is able to communicate about this in an appropriate manner.
The student can articulate the development of his creative process.
The student can present this project and substantiate it to experts in the field.
BA7 - The student is able to organize his/her artistic project in consultation with others.
The student is able to conceive, organize and realize her/his own artistic project in a self-disciplined, systematic and goal-orienteded way.
The student has an insight in possible form of collaborations, co-productions and funding possibilities in the audio-visual sector.

Course content

The Moving Image studio is a trajectory where the personal artistic development of the student takes a central place.
Your self-initiated project is carried out from the concept development to the final presentation through constant critical reflection and methodical research.
Every student enters the course with a project description, the complexity of your film will depend largely on your own ambitions and requirements.
You will be introduced to some basic skills of digital cinematography: camera movements, lens choice, editing and presentation of video images.
The studio Moving Image is in the true sense of the word a laboratory where a discourse is pursued between all those involved. The studio facilitates , as far as possible, the production of your time-based work.
You can opt for a pure form of video or digital cinema, or develop an interdisciplinary project, including performative and installation strategies.
The learning objective is to prepare the student technically, theoretically and insightfully to enter the artistic arena.

Study material (text): Mandatory

All students are required to purchase one external portable SSD (Solid State Driver)
Samsung T5 to record their data.

All students are recommended to install the (free) DaVinci Resolve video editing software on their computer so that they can practice at home.
Production facilities are available in the studio: high-performance computers with editing software, a projector for group screening, a small studio for sound recording, two camera’s, a complete set of lenses and two microphones.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
  • Description: Studio meetings: 10 sessions of 3 hours. Semester 2.
  • Remark: Each student is expected to present an artistic concept for a short moving image, which will be closely monitored and supervised throughout the entire production process. No fixed assignments are given. On a regular basis, camera exercises or writing assignments are given to support certain aspects of a self-formulated autonomous project. This project- proposal is developed in consultation with the supervisor. The studio offers a framework where artistic strategies can be refined. Equal importance is given to the conceptual, technical and productional value of the work. Intermediate results are viewed and commented in group.
Collaborative learning
Lectures and / or tutorials46,00 hours
  • Description: - University lectures on the history of film (historical Avant-garde) by Prof. Dr. Steven Jacobs, literature department University of Antwerp; 2 sessions of three hours (illustrated lecture) English.- Lecture series Artist Moving Images 1960 – Today, by Vincent Stroep; 2 sessions of three hours.- Mediumspecific workshops, by Wim Catrysse; 10 sessions of 3 hours.- Workshop on film production and funding, organized by Escautville; 4 hours.- Cinemacademy: public program where a specific theme is highlighted and examined through lectures and film screenings; 2 full evening programs.
  • Remark: The two classes by Prof. Dr. Steven Jacobs are offered as studium generale: students of the studio Moving Image are not required to take the exam, but attendance at the lectures is monitored and compulsory. Depending on government rules on Covid -19, these lectures will be held on-campus or online.
    - It is strongly advised for the student of Moving Image to follow the course(s) Film History 1 and/or Film History 2 by Eric Ubben.
Work time outside of contact hours84,00 hours
  • Description: Individual study - working time outside contact hours: Refining concept, filming, editing, post-production and presentation of video work.
    3u/week – semester 1 (36 hours)
    3u/week – semester 2 (48 hours)

Evaluation (text)

Permanent evaluation + end evaluation at het end of the year.

Assessment criteria are
- originality
- visual quality
- timing, rhythm and pace, tension curve
- conceptual coherence and clarity

The final result is formed by aggregating the marks obtained during the permanent evaluation (40%) and the end-of-year evaluation (60%).