Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Provides students with the skills, knowledge and ability to critically engage with, discuss and evaluate music video genres, history, aesthetics, production, evolution and budgeting. Students will produce a music video in groups, utilising digital video equipment and working with local musicians.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Develop skills, knowledge and understandings relevant to music video production;

2. Develop creative problem solving skills;

3. Develop independence and self-reliance when attempting to realise an artistic vision that is tied to budgetary limits;

4. Apply their knowledge in a variety of genres within an ethical and aesthetic framework;

5. Develop critical skills when relating to music video genres and their production.


  1. Music video history and evolution
  2. Music video budgeting, planning and pitching
  3. Music video production
  4. Music video editing
  5. Copyright issues
  6. Lighting
  7. Safety on sets
  8. Production design


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of IT, Bachelor of Visual Communication, Bachelor of Natural History Illustration, Bachelor Fine Arts and Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws.

Assumed knowledge

CMNS1030 and CMNS1040 or CMNS1230 and CMNS1004. It will be assumed that students can demonstrate understanding and the ability to implement digital video production methods and post-production methods utilising software programs. Software and camera operation will not be taught in this course - it is assumed knowledge. It is also assumed students will have an understanding of key concepts in communication and media studies.

Assessment items

Presentation: Assessment 1 Music Video Seminar Presentation

Written Assignment: Assessment 2 Pre-Production Paperwork for Music Video Montage

Project: Assessment 3 Music Video Montage Shoot and Edit

Project: Assessment 4 Final Music Video Project

Written Assignment: Assessment 5 Final

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).