The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

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.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Competently use designated digital audio and video editing applications.

2. Use video and recorded sound as communication media.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of media project design.

4. Apply selected communication theories and techniques in a range of media production settings.

5. Demonstrate integrated creative, technical, and analytical skills.

6. Critically and analytically reflect on professional practice.


  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 Full Term


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