Media Production Project

Course code CMNS3450Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course explores creative and technical processes in video, sound, radio, web-based and multi-media productions. It requires students to develop an individual project in one of these media forms or in a combination of them, with the exception of video projects, which will usually be achieved collaboratively in a small group. Innovative linking between media forms is encouraged. This course is given a weighting of 20 units to allow for substantial creative and technical effort in the achievement of the production. The development of the project and the associated exegesis will prepare students for the transition to professional practice or to further study.

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 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course objectives are to:

1. enable students to conceive, plan, prepare and produce a major work, or collection of works, in either video, sound, radio, web-based on-line or multimedia productions.
2. allow students to realise ideas and practice skills and techniques learned in earlier years of their program.
3. enable students to make and present an individual media project, or in video to collaborate in the making of a project, which demonstrates their capacity to grow into adaptable professional practitioners.
ContentTopics covered include:
1. Pre-production planning processes, including researching content, identifying and working to a brief and working to an audience.
2. Organisational aspects of media productions, including administration, budget, OH&S, insurance and legal matters.
3. Examining and creating the conditions for effective production.
4. Workshopping and delivering completed media production projects.
5. Media productions as academic research.
6. Considering presentation requirements in the context of intended audience.
7. Writing an exegesis inclusive of theoretical, technical and aesthetic aspects of the project.
Replacing Course(s)CMNS3410 Video Production, CMNS3430 Audio Project, CMNS3070 Advanced Audio Communication.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed CMNS3410, CMNS3430 or CMNS3070 cannot receive credit for CMNS3450.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDemonstrable production skills and techniques in any of the following areas: video, sound, radio, web-based, online or multimedia production gained from courses within the Media Production Major in Bachelor of Communication.

Successful completion of 50 units of courses at the 2000 level or above, and 20 units at 3000 level from the majors in the B Communication or associated combined degrees.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Projects
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Visual Communication, Bachelor of Natural History Illustration or Bachelor Fine Art and associated combined degree programs.
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 (equipment usage).
Requisite by EnrolmentCompulsory Program Component: Successful completion of 50 units of courses at the 2000 level or above, and 20 units at 3000 level from the majors in the B Communication or associated degrees.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS3450