The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Recorded moving images and recorded sounds are edited and mixed, separately and in combination, to produce creative editorial content. This content is presented in diverse forms to make television and radio programs, Internet websites, and multimedia and other communication products. This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the skills, knowledge and abilities required to produce media projects in post-production. Through a series of lectures and computer laboratory workshops, students will learn technical skills and respond to aesthetic experiences through the application of digital audio and video editing techniques as used in the production of media projects.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify conventions of classical and alternative approaches to audio and video production.

2. Analyse how audio and video production elements are used in the construction of screen-based narratives.

3. Curate and edit audio and video to produce new content.


  1. Introduction to communication using audio and video.
  2. The historical development of media production.
  3. Characteristics of sound and listening.
  4. Critical viewing of stored moving images.
  5. Audio-visual narrative concepts and applications.
  6. Digital editing terminology, concepts and techniques.
  7. Audio and video digital formats and file management.
  8. Planning and producing media products and projects

Assessment items

Project: Minor Project (Audio) - 25%

Quiz: Three online, multiple choice quizzes - 24%

Project: Minor Project (Video) - 26%

Project: Minor Project (Scene Analysis) - 25%

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks starting in week 1

Weeks 1, 5 and 9

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 2

1 hour per week for 9 weeks in weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2