Television production introduces students to the pre-production, production, and post-production techniques used in single camera and multi-camera television production. While some exercises are individual, students spend most of the unit in production units of six to eight members working on a variety of exercises ranging from short narrative scenes and multi-camera interviews to short multi-camera scenes from soap operas. Students gain experience in using studio cameras, vision-switching, floor-managing, audio production techniques, directing, producing, performance and lighting techniques for television production.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically apply knowledge and skills required for television production and its industrial context;  
  2. Design and produce a single camera narrative which demonstrates competence in film grammar;  
  3. Create a simple television script and a comprehensive pre-production plan; and  
  4. Construct simple television programs using multi-camera television production techniques.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Short narrative single camera with storyboard 10%
Project Group multi-camera television interview 30%
Project Group multi-camera television drama scenes 40%
Journal Chapter critiques 20%

Required reading

Producing videos: a complete guide, 3rd edn,
Mollison, M 2010,
Sydney: Allen and Unwin

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