Media Production (2024)
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.
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(MedProd) and GradDip(MedProd)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Media Production at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location DSIGN125 Introduction to Communication Design Production 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Online), 24A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper enables students to perform basic computing operations and to operate software packages for the manipulation of visual images and text for use in print and screen-based applications. Students will be introduced to basic computing concepts and provided with software tutorials and related exercises. DSIGN141 Principles of Form and Design 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper develops the student's ability to recognise and utilise the basic elements and principles of design both two and three dimensionally. It explores topics related to 'thinking' and creativity with an emphasis on raising a student's creativity consciousness and attitude. The work will primarily be abstract in nature and wil... MEDIA102 Film Production 1: Telling Stories 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) A hands-on practice paper in which students learn to apply film production theory to communicate ideas and tell stories. Students gain experience capturing, constructing and manipulating both audio and moving image in the process of designing, shooting and editing digital short films. MUSIC140 Audio Tech: Communication and Creativity 15.0 24A (Online) This paper is an introduction to DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations); the creation of original musical works based on computer technology; basic recording and editing techniques; fundamental music studio knowledge; historical, aesthetic and theoretical elements.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location DSIGN243 Visual Language and Information Design 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper offers students the possibility to explore the area of information design. By using their knowledge of principles of design, visual communication using typography and image, students will design information graphics (infographics): visual representations of information, working in the passage from data to information uti... DSIGN271 Design Thinking 15.0 24A (Hamilton) The paper presents the iterative process of design, used to understand users, challenge assumptions and redefine problems through empathising with users, defining their needs, ideating innovative solutions, prototyping and testing. MEDIA202 Film Production 2: Experimentation and Creativity 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) Students are challenged to extend their creative practice beyond the conventions of narrative film making. Working with moving image and sound, students work in teams to experiment with the affordances of the medium and extend their own creative thinking and strategies. MUSIC240 Creative Music Technology 2: Music and Visuals 15.0 24B (Online) An introduction to music for screen idioms and its compositions through digital sound generation.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location DSIGN341 Design Systems 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper challenges students to design a visual identity system and apply it across multiple deliverables in different media. MEDIA305 Interactive Media Design 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) Create your own interactive projects that expand your creative practice. Students will engage with contemporary arts practices to devise audio-visual installations, evaluate the rise of interactivity in gaming and VR, and create projects that blend different media formats. MEDIA320 Creative Media Project 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper provides an opportunity for students to develop and carry out a small scale creative media project with relative independence. Students will work with a supervisor to develop original creative content as a multi-platform experience. MEDIA330 Podcasting 15.0 24B (Hamilton) Podcasting has become an increasingly popular way of telling stories, exploring issues and educating. This paper will explore this relatively new format introducing its emerging codes and conventions and developing scripts and production skills for producing podcasts. MUSIC304 Music and the Screen 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper requires the completion of a substantial creative project under supervision with a focus on integrating screen imagery and audio. MUSIC340 Music Technology 3: Creative Project 15.0 24A (Online) This paper includes a critical study of music and technology, and the development of students' production and composition techniques. The aim is to extend creative musical skills, technical expertise, and artistic understanding.
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 September 2023 8:09pm