Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn the skills needed to produce a simple broadcast program. You will learn about the various stages involved in getting a program to broadcast/publication including managing location crews, the studio and other members of a team. You will also learn story skills, technical skills for operating location and studio based equipment, formatting and editing audio visuals; and uploading material online. This subject has the potential of working in conjunction with La Trobe University's Upstart Media Network, and the assignments will involve practical exercises that will be packaged for inclusion in a format. The format can be a live to air or pre produced and this will be discussed and agreed on in class.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MIN2MOB, 60 credit points of level two subjects or coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the basics of developing stories and programs and associated steps
02. Produce the audio-visual aspects of a program for the Upstart Media Network to a publishable standard.
03. Work as part of a team to plan, create and produce a live to tape of live program both with packages.
04. Complete appropriate risk assessment for public broadcasts and or publication, including issues such as consent and legal and copyright compliance.
05. Repurpose live or live to tape material for replay, rotation and play-on-demand for Upstart Media and other possible Networks.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Pitch (1200 words equivalent) Create a pitch for a live show choosing from a series of generic topics set by the tutor, and use La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking brief to inform the direction of the showN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Hypothetical (1200 words equivalent) Assignment Two: Choose a theme for each group who will create a series of individual stories around that theme.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5
Program (1800 words equivalent) Rework your stories as per notes and work with your team to produce a program to brief that contains all or some of your reworked stories. You will also do a short written analysis.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5