Media Production: Television

Course code CMNS2035Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Provides students with the skills, knowledge and ability to create a studio-based television program. Students learn how to design both editorial and technical content for the multi-camera studio environment. This may include segments produced in the field to be played back within the studio environment. Emphasis in this course is placed on student group collaboration providing the opportunity to experience various studio production roles when completing assessment exercises and group-initiated projects.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. Developed skills, knowledge and understanding of studio-based, television production practices by allowing students to experience different production roles during group exercise and group projects.

2. Have been encouraged in the development and critical analysis of original ideas for both editorial content and aesthetic techniques within the multi-camera studio environment.

3. An understanding of how the creative process can be both social and individual, and how the creative process is developed through learning new skills and knowledge which are reproduced through practice.

4. To develop effective and articulate communication skills when negotiating a multi-camera group production.
ContentTopics to be covered are:
1. Television studio-based narrative structures.
2. Editorial content development for television studio-based productions.
3. Technical and aesthetic content development for television studio-based productions.
4. Television studio production practice and the creative process.
5. Television studio etiquette and risk assessment.
Replacing Course(s)CMNS2030- Digital Video Production
TransitionCMNS2035 replaces CMNS2030. Students who have passed CMNS2030 cannot count CMNS2035 for credit. Students who have failed CMNS2030 should enrol in CMNS2035.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production, CMNS1004 Media Production: Video. It will be assumed that students can demonstrate an ability to develop short video content, utilise single camera production techniques used in the field and can edit using non-linear software.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Quiz - On-line
Studio Output
Contact HoursStudio: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, Bachelor of Fine Art.
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction (studio).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS2035