The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


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.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

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.


Topics 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.  


This 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.

Assumed knowledge

CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production, CMNS1005 Media Production: Cinematography (or 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.

Assessment items

Journal: Learning Journal about Television practice

Project: Studio Output Multi-camera TV program 8 minutes

Presentation: Group Presentation

Contact hours


Film Screening

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 13


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 38 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 2