Television Studio Production

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Television Studio Production

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 MFCO, COMS or FIME points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to the practical elements of studio-based television production.

    In this paper, students are given the chance to run both live non-fiction and pre-recorded fictional productions, from the pitch to the final video, within the television studio context.

    Course Structure
    This course is structured so that student learn:
    -How to pitch ideas and scripts
    -Managing the production process
    -Single and multicamera studio operation
    -Studio control room roles and procedures for a variety of different production contexts

    Students have both individual and group opportunities:
    -Individual: Two production reflections, studio skills development, peer review - 40%
    -Group: Two production videos, including accompanying documentation - 60%

    Learning Outcomes
    -Critical understanding of the process of studio-based television production in both fiction and non-fiction contexts
    -Understanding of the production process
    -Technical competency in the studio context

    Martha Mollison: Producing Videos: A complete guide (2nd ed or higher)

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