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TVR1001 Introduction to Television Studio Practice

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in TVR1001 if FTR2003 has been previously completed.


Introduction to television studio practice provides foundational understanding for the academic study of television and of the television industry, key concepts and awareness of the production and technical skills required to work in the industry. Television is both a distribution channel and a creator of content. This course will assist you in understanding the role and function of television in both aspects of the industry.

Multi-camera and location camera are both used in television. Emphasis will be placed on the multi-camera environment within this course. Students will gain understanding of the production process and the associated equipment used in the process. The course provides understanding of possible distribution channels and approaches used in production to address these. This includes traditional broadcast, live streaming via a range of social media platforms, YouTube channel and the like.

Learning how to work as a collaborative team member in a highly complex technical environment is an essential professional competency. Therefore, this course will also cover core knowledge and skills necessary to being a competent and employable team member within the broader television industry.

Introduction of Television Studio Practice is a (foundational course) that will see the student become a highly skilled and employable content maker, ready for the broadcast and online television industry.

In this course students will become familiar with terminology, the behind the scenes of television and how a program is developed and produced. Students learn how to function in crew roles (16 -18 per class), and student team members will learn how to handle and creatively operate studio cameras, lighting, and as well, vision and audio mixing gear, and do so in a fully equipped television studio environment.

Each student team member plays a defined role and is totally dependent on another for the creative outcome - a completed production. Students will be supplied with study materials and tutorials in order to allow them to undertake the assignments. The skills learned here will be developed further in TVR 2001 Advanced TV Studio Production. This foundation course will be the first of a number of building blocks to see you build the career you desire. The integration with media partners will be evident through guest speakers, visits to production facilities and within our industry standard facilities.

Residential School will be provided for external enrolees. Students will be afforded opportunities to hear from industry people and to be functioning inside one of our television studios. This will allow students requiring flexible learning to undertake this course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 External
Date printed 4 October 2023