APG5547 - Studio production - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Ms Heather Jarvis


Ms Heather Jarvis

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


APG5095 or APG5355Not offered in 2019 or APG5642




The 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. research and source radio and television content for broadcast purposes;
  2. work independently to record, film, voice and edit compelling radio and television stories;
  3. recognise and respect key ethical and legal obligations associated with broadcast journalism and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard;
  4. present live radio and television bulletins under pressure;
  5. identify local, national and international people and events relevant to current and media issues;
  6. operate a range of studio 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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