Media Production serves students that wish to put communication theory into practice by working in professional studio and production ecologies. This is a practical and practice-oriented major geared toward the mechanics of producing media. Covering production methods from pre-production to post-production, papers in this major will address effective design and implementation of image-text-motion, sound/music and audio-visual methods of communication. You will become cognisant multi-modal communicators through working in a range of production settings including film & documentary, professional studio ecologies, web-series production, factual media, podcasting, game design, sound design, soundscape, music, web media, and other forms of multimedia outputs.

Media Production is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Communication (BC). Media Production may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Media Production as a single major for the BC, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Media Production, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete DSIGN125 or MEDIA102 and DSIGN141 or MUSIC140, 45 points chosen from DSIGN243, DSIGN271, MEDIA202 or MUSIC240 and 60 points chosen from the 300 level papers listed for Media Production.

To complete Media Production as part of a double major for the BC, or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Media Production including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete DSIGN125 or MEDIA102 and DSIGN141 or MUSIC140, 45 points chosen from DSIGN243, DSIGN271, MEDIA202 or MUSIC240 and 45 points chosen from the 300 level papers listed for Media Production.

To complete a minor in Media Production, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Media Production major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note:

Students should ensure that the pre-requisites on the 100-level papers enable them to enrol in the 200 and 300 level papers.

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Media Production papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level
Code and paper title Points
DSIGN125 Introduction to Communication Design Production right arrow

This paper enables students to perform basic computing operations and to operate software packages for the manipulation of visual images and text for...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart)
DSIGN141 Principles of Form and Design right arrow

This paper develops the student's ability to recognise and utilise the basic elements and principles of design both two and three dimensionally. It...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MEDIA102 Film Production 1: Telling Stories right arrow

A hands-on practice paper in which students learn to apply film production theory to communicate ideas and tell stories. Students gain experience...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MUSIC140 Audio Tech: Communication and Creativity right arrow

This paper is an introduction to DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations); the creation of original musical works based on computer technology; basic...

15 24A (Online)
Code and paper title Points
DSIGN243 Visual Language and Information Design right arrow

This paper offers students the possibility to explore the area of information design. By using their knowledge of principles of design, visual...

15 24B (Hamilton)
DSIGN271 Design Thinking right arrow

The paper presents the iterative process of design, used to understand users, challenge assumptions and redefine problems through empathising with...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MEDIA202 Film Production 2: Experimentation and Creativity right arrow

Students are challenged to extend their creative practice beyond the conventions of narrative film making. Working with moving image and sound...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MUSIC240 Creative Music Technology 2: Music and Visuals right arrow

An introduction to music for screen idioms and its compositions through digital sound generation.

15 24B (Online)
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DSIGN341 Design Systems right arrow

This paper challenges students to design a visual identity system and apply it across multiple deliverables in different media.

15 24A (Hamilton)
MEDIA305 Interactive Media Design right arrow

Create your own interactive projects that expand your creative practice. Students will engage with contemporary arts practices to devise audio-visual...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA320 Lens-based Project right arrow

This paper provides an opportunity for students to develop and carry out a small scale creative media project with relative independence. Students...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA330 Podcasting right arrow

Podcasting has become an increasingly popular way of telling stories, exploring issues and educating. This paper will explore this relatively new...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MUSIC304 Music and the Screen right arrow

This paper requires the completion of a substantial creative project under supervision with a focus on integrating screen imagery and audio.

15 No occurrences
MUSIC340 Music Technology 3: Creative Project right arrow

This paper includes a critical study of music and technology, and the development of students' production and composition techniques. The aim is to...

15 24A (Online)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am