Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students build on their theoretical & practical understanding of TV production practices. In a series of participatory field exercises, class demonstrations, screenings & seminars students will explore a range of aesthetic approaches & production techniques relevant to drama & factual television programme production. Using a selection of accumulative production output from current & prior media related subjects, students will be required to work to a brief in creative teams to devise, write and produce a themed review style series for potential broadcast on community TV. The aim is to produce industry ready media professionals who have practical experience dealing with ethical issues, copyright and broadcasting standards in factual TV and identifying & writing for target audiences.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngie Black

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year level subjects from Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies and MST2SCV or MSS3DOC.


Incompatible subjects MST3MPT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTelevision ProductionPrescribedMillerson, G & Owems, J, 2009FOCAL PRESS
ReadingsThe Australian TV BookPrescribedTurner G & Cunningham S 2000ALLEN AND UNWIN
ReadingsThe Business of TV ProductionPrescribedCollie, C 2007CAMBRIDGE UP
ReadingsProducing videos: a complete guideRecommendedMollison, M, 3rd ed, 2010ALLEN & UNWIN

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information TV studio production based compulsory subject for ABMS or ABM students Preference will be given to ABM or ABMS students, then ABCA students, then ABA: major in Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies students

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngie Black

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Lecture is for first 6 weeks of semester only."


Assessment elementComments%
1,000-wd equiv practical field exercise. Assessed on exercises not individual crewing performance.30
2,000-word equiv individually devised, researched & produced TV series to a broadcast standardAttendance at 80% of workshops is required as this subject requires students to work in teams50
one 1,000-word pitch, oral presentation and close analysis review20