ACF109 - Television Studio Production

Unit details

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2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:ACF205
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Colin Perry
Trimester 3: Colin Perry


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


This unit enables students to explore the principles and processes of television studio production through practice. By examining the context and evolution of historical and contemporary production practices, students will learn about the various formats and creative possibilities associated with studio production genres. Exercises and projects replicate real world productions and challenges in an industry level broadcast studio. Multi-camera studio production requires teamwork and collaboration with an emphasis placed on the development of pre-production planning, production management and studio production skills. This is a practical unit that requires attendance to participate in the assessment activities.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Identify and analyse television genres and formats

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Undertake basic operation of production equipment and apply the processes and practices of studio production

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Collaborate with others to design and produce a 'live-to-air' multi-camera studio production

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork


Analyse the processes and practices of studio production and the impact they have on one another

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual and group) - Project Production Tasks

Minor project 1000 words

Major project 1800 words

60% Week 6 & week 11
Assessment 2 - Project Evaluations  1200 words 40% Week 7

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ACF109

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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