Skip to content


ACAT8001 ACAT Graduate Seminar

A two-hour seminar each week throughout the year, involving recordings, screenings, prepared talks, group discussions and guest lectures.

To critically examine the history and aesthetics of the electronic arts and the roles they play in the arts, the sciences and society at large.

The content will be decided by the class according to the group's interests and skills.

Students are required to prepare and submit three discussion papers per semester on an aspect of the electronic arts (an animator or composer, a work and a technique), and present a talk on each topic. They are also required to keep a journal of notes which is assessed at the end of each semester.

Seminar papers–60%.   Joumal–40%.



Em, D., The Art of David Em, Harry N. Abrams, 1988.
Franke, H.W., Computer Graphics: Computer Art, Springer-Verlag, 1985.
Goodman, C., Digital Visions: Computers and Art. Harry N. Abrams, 1987.
Griffiths, P., A Guide to Electronic Music, Thames & Hudson, 1979.
Kawaguchi, Y, Growth Morphogenesis, JICC, 1985.
Katsui, M., and Kawahara, T. (eds), World Graphic Design Now, Kodansha, 1989.
Laybourne, K., The Animation Book, Crown Publishers, 1979.
Loveless, R.L., The Computer Revolution and the Arts, University of South Florida Press, 1989.
Malina, EJ. (ed.), Kinetic Art: Theory and Practice: Selections from the journal Leonardo, Dover, 1974.
Whitney J.H. Digital Harmony:On the Complementarity of Music and Visual Art, Byte Books/McGraw Hill, 1980.


Back to ACAT Handbook

Back to ACAT Unit Outline

Back to top