|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|
News, current affairs and lifestyle products are in high demand within radio and television. Students undertaking this course will be introduced to the production side of this important element of the industry. Production people work closely with journalists and increasingly journalism students will in fact be using the camera and editing software themselves.
The student should gain insights to the types of software, documents and processes used in news, current affairs and lifestyle programs. The course will support work in television and radio as well as the digital platforms such as social media, websites and other online services.
Students undertaking this course will learn the production processes involved in news, current affair and lifestyle programs. The effective use of either video or audio in the production such as capturing natural or atmospheric sound, correct style of images, lighting, and visual or audio support to the story. The student should acquire knowledge and skills required for the operation of a newsroom, and how to interpret the story.
In addition students will learn use of software in both audio and video, understand how external product is sourced and utilised in a story. The documentation, workflow and organisational structure will also be explained. Terminologies specific to these genres will be discussed and used throughout the semester.
Students will develop skills to turn products around in a timely manner and will understand the time pressures and demands place on team members within a newsroom or production office. This will be supported by placement opportunities and site visits to network newsrooms and to be involved with current production staff over this semester.