Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


The ability to accurately record and edit audio and video material is a foundational skill for people working in the media and the broader creative industries. Through the development of content using mobile technology, students will learn the professional and technical skills required to record and edit media projects for a range of media platforms. Through hands on experience, and using industry standard documentation students will plan, record and edit material on a mobile device for a media project that demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to construct narratives by capturing content. Each media project will require students to liaise with a client such as a business, charity, or organisation, and produce content for possible use on social media platforms. Video editing software instruction to be completed via LinkedIn Learning.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Record, edit and mix audio content for various platforms using mobile and bring-your-own-technology;

2. Record and edit screen content for various platforms using mobile and bring-your-own-technology;

3. Plan and record material for projects that combine audio and screen content;

4. Competently assess copyright laws, and risk and WHS requirements for professional field practice.

5. Work with clients to obtain approval for concepts and final video edit



Topics will include:

  • Introduction to audio and video capture using mobile devices.
  • Introductory media production recording techniques for fast turnaround content environments.
  • Pitching to clients, and client liaison until approval
  • Audio and video digital formats and file management.
  • Digital capture terminology, concepts and techniques.
  • Introductory editing and mixing for narrative and non-narrative storytelling
  • Planning and producing media products and project


Assessment items

Professional Task: Audio and Screen Recording in the Field - 20%

Journal: Reflection on Field Audio and Screen Recording - 20% *

Project: Field Project - 30%

Project: Field Project Work-In-Progress and Reflection - 30%

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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

Weeks 1-4 & Weeks 6, 7, 9, 10, 12


Face to Face On Campus 19 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 2

2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks (3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13) 1 hour per week for 5 weeks (2, 5, 6, 11, 12)

PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


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

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