Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Building on their theoretical and practical understanding of media production practices at an advanced level, students work collaboratively to produce and promote a factual series. Using a selection of accumulative production output from current and prior Media subjects, students will be required to work to a brief in creative teams to devise, write, produce and promote (using social media) 'REAL', a themed review style series for potential broadcast on community TV and web. The aim of this subject is to produce creative 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. Previous series of the award winning program REAL can be viewed at ''

SchoolSchool 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 Students are required to have successfully completed MSS2SCV (MST2SCV) or MSS3DOC (CST3DOC) or coordinators approval.


Incompatible subjects MST3MPT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Expand knowledge of media genres, aesthetics, and their cultural contexts

Through participation in the creative project, discussion in in-class screenings and writing critical reviews
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

02. Extend ability to research for and through media practices

Through participation in the creative project, analysing industry standard documents and preparation of seminar presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Demonstrate flexible and creative approaches to media practices

In alignment with industry practice students will attend and participate in production meetings, submitting television industry standard documents and deliverable requirements to deadlines set by students
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Demonstrate ability to work both collaboratively and individually on media projects

Participate in the construction and execution of both single camera practical field exercises and a multi-cam television studio program; including pitching, sharing drafts, class discussion etc.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

05. Expand awareness of the social and cultural conditions creative work in their chosen area

The television series that they participate in creating for broadcast is for community television. Students are required to research, produce and discuss the themes expressed within the community television charter within their program
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Produce work at a high standard which demonstrates the effective use of techniques in the manipulation of image and sound

Through producing short audio visual material both on location and in a studio environment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, 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 students. Followed by BA Media Major, ABCA, or coordinatos approval.

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 5 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% ILO*
1,500-word equiv practical field exercise.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
2,500-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 teams60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06