Foundations of Media Production
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewRecorded moving images and recorded sounds are edited and mixed, separately and in combination, to produce creative editorial content. This content is presented in diverse forms to make television and radio programs, Internet websites, and multimedia and other communication products. This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the skills, knowledge and abilities required to produce media projects in post-production. Through a series of lectures and computer laboratory workshops, students will learn technical skills and respond to aesthetic experiences through the application of digital audio and video editing techniques as used in the production of media projects.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Competently use designated digital audio and video editing applications.2. Use video and recorded sound as communication media.3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of media project design.4. Apply selected communication theories and techniques in a range of media production settings.5. Demonstrate integrated creative, technical, and analytical skills.6. Critically and analytically reflect on professional practice.CONTENTIntroduction to communication using audio and video.The historical development of media production.Characteristics of sound and listening.Critical viewing of stored moving images.Audio-visual narrative concepts and applications.Digital editing terminology, concepts and techniques.Audio and video digital formats and file management.Planning and producing media products and projectsASSESSMENT ITEMSProject: Minor Project (Audio)Project: Minor Project (Video)Project: Major Project
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.