APG5547 - Studio production - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Dr Colleen Murrell


Dr Colleen Murrell

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


This unit builds on core units APG5095 and APG5096 by introducing students to the day-to-day function of a working TV/radio studio. Students will learn the key skills required in broadcasting a program for TV and Radio including content production, studio equipment operation and presenting/interviewing skills. Students will critically consider the challenges of news and current affairs studio production. Students will also make use of a purpose-built newsroom for the learning of multimedia production techniques.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Competently produce television and radio content for broadcast online or on terrestrial devices;
  2. Work independently in a team and individually to produce journalism programs;
  3. Identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with broadcast journalism and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard;
  4. Demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, report and present under pressure;
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current and media issues;
  6. Competently operate a range of technology for the production of video and audio programs.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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