Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students build on their theoretical and practical understanding of television production practices. In a series of participatory field exercises, class demonstrations, screenings and seminars students will explore a range of aesthetic approaches and production techniques relevant to drama and factual television programme production. Using a selection of accumulative production output from Media and Cinema studies 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 television. This subject aims to produce industry ready media professionals who have practical experience dealing with ethical issues, copyright and broadcasting standards in factual television and indentifying and 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 MST1MTN or MST2SCV or MSS3DOC.


Incompatible subjects MSS3POR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTelevision ProductionPrescribedMillerson G & Owens J 2009FOCAL PRESS
ReadingsThe Australian TV BookPrescribedTurner G & Cunningham S 2000ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsThe Business of TV ProductionPrescribedCollie C, 2007CAMBRIDGE U PRES

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information A TV studio production based subject - 2 workshops of 25 students Preference will be given to Bachelor of ABMS or ABM students, followed by ABCA and ABA major in screen + sound students.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngie Black

Class requirements

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"

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.


Assessment elementComments%
1,000-word equiv practical field exercisesWorking in teams30
1000-word equiv oral pitch and close analysis20
2000-word equiv individual participation in devising & producing TV series to broadcast standard50