Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television Production)

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Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television Production)

Associate Degree in Stage and Screen [exit point only]

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CSU's Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television Production) prepares students for entry to broadcast television and related industries.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU’s Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television Production) provides students with the appropriate vocational, practical and theoretical studies to allow them to pursue careers within the television and related industries. A strong emphasis on both storytelling and hands-on operational skills is present throughout the course, which addresses all facets of production and operations. Graduates are confident practitioners, well versed in contemporary television production skills, and informed by a strongly developed aesthetic and cultural awareness.

    The course is one of the few in Australia with a focus specifically on professional and broadcast television production. You will gain intensive hands-on experience with a range of industry standard equipment including a full multi-camera live production studio, a six camera HD live outside broadcast truck and an extensive range of post production suites and field equipment. Training on industry standard facilities ensures you are job-ready upon graduation. The course prides itself on extensive industry linkages including relationships with major free to air and subscription television networks, production companies and related practitioners. These relationships offer a multitude of opportunities for internships, scholarships and industry work placements.

    Professional recognition

    This degree has a reputation second-to-none in the broadcast television industry. CSU is regarded as being a key provider of skilled staff to Australian networks and production houses, and on completion of the degree skilled graduates are highly sought after by industry. The course is well supported with a professional internship placement program during a student’s third year of study thus providing further opportunity for practical training, network building and showcasing of skills.

    Professionals teaching you

    The course is taught by dedicated television professionals with a wide range of industry experience. When possible, their skills are supplemented by a visiting artist program, bringing industry professionals of national and international repute to the academic program to work alongside both staff and students.

  • Workplace learning

    The course incorporates an internship program within the third year of studies. Students will be placed with one or more industry organisations for up to four weeks. Internships include an extensive interview process thus building a students’ skills in the job application process and their networking with industry executives.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Associate Degree in Stage and Screen

    Exit point only

    To exit with an Associate Degree students must satisfactorily complete 128 points to graduate. Of these, 32 points are allocated to core studies, 64 points will be allocated a discipline specialisation (note that under CSU policy students can not be awarded an Associate Degree with a specialisation noted), and 32 points allocated to an elective study strand of the student’s choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or externally by approval of the Course Director).


    The course structure is as follows:


    Core subjects (32 points):
    COM111 Professional Writing (8)
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (8)
    COM220 Script Analysis and interpretation (8)
    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries (8)

    Acting Specialisation subjects (64 points):
    ACT120 Fundamentals of Acting (8)
    ACT101 Fundamentals of Voice & Movement (8)
    ACT121 Techniques of Acting (8)
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration (8)
    ACT201 The Actor & Process (8)
    VPA200 Creative External Production (8)
    ACT202 The Actor & Performance (8)
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice (8)


    Design Specialisation subjects (64 points):
    DES107 Design Implementation (8)
    DES109 Introduction to Stage & Screen Design (8)
    DES108 Design Communication (8)
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration (8)
    DES213 Design & Production 1 (8)
    VPA200 Creative External Production (8)
    DES214 Design & Production 2 (8)
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice (8)


    Television Production Specialisation subjects (64 points):
    TVP105 Television Technology (8)
    VPA110 Visual Storytelling (8)
    TVP106 Television Production 2 (8)
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration (8)
    TVP203 Television Post Production (8)
    VPA200 Creative External Production (8)
    TVP204 Outside Broadcast Production (8)
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice (8)


    Elective Subjects (32 points)

    Students undertake four electives (32 points) chosen from elective offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries, or from other schools through consultation and approval with the Course Director (eg, scriptwriting offerings from H&SS).

     

    Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Specialisation)

    Students must satisfactorily complete 192 points to graduate. Of these, 88 points are allocated to core studies and capstone collaborative projects, 64 points will be allocated to a discipline specialisation, and 40 points allocated to an elective study strand of the student’s choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or externally by approval of the Course Director).


    The course structure is as follows:


    Core subjects (88 points):
    COM111 Professional Writing (8)
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (8)
    COM220 Script Analysis and interpretation  (8)
    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries (8)
    VPA303 Stage & Screen Project 1 (16)
    COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling (8)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24)
    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience (8)

     

    Acting Specialisation subjects (64 points):
    ACT120 Fundamentals of Acting (8)
    ACT101 Fundamentals of Voice & Movement (8)
    ACT121 Techniques of Acting (8)
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration (8)
    ACT201 The Actor & Process (8)
    VPA200 Creative External Production (8)
    ACT202 The Actor & Performance (8)
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice (8)


    Design Specialisation subjects (64 points):
    DES107 Design Implementation (8)
    DES109 Introduction to Stage & Screen Design (8)
    DES108 Design Communication (8)
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration (8)
    DES213 Design & Production 1 (8)
    VPA200 Creative External Production (8)
    DES214 Design & Production 2 (8)
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice (8)


    Television Production Specialisation subjects (64 points):
    TVP105 Television Technology (8)
    VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production (8)
    TVP106 Television Production 2 (8)
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration (8)
    TVP203 Television Post Production (8)
    VPA200 Creative External Production (8)
    TVP204 Outside Broadcast Production (8)
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice (8)

     

    Elective Subjects (40 points)

    Students undertake five electives (40 points) chosen from elective offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries, or from other schools through consultation and approval with the Course Director (eg, script writing offerings from H&SS).
     

    Enrolment pattern

    Acting Specialisation

    Full time suggested study sequence

     

    Session 1 (30)

    ACT120 Fundamentals of Acting

    ACT101 Fundamentals of Voice and Movement

    COM111 Professional Writing

    Elective

     

    Session 2 (60)

    ACT121 Techniques of Acting

    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration

    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Elective

     

    Session 3 (30)

    ACT201 The Actor and Process

    VPA200 Creative External Production

    COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation

    Elective

     

    Session 4 (60)

    ACT202 The Actor & Performance

    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice

    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries

    Elective

     

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Stage and Screen

     

    Session 5 (30)

    VPA303 Stage & Screen Project

    COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling

    Elective

     

    Session 6 (60)

    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communicaion and Creative Industries

    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

     

    Design Specialisation

    Full time suggested study sequence


    Session 1 (30)

    DES107 Design Implementation

    DES109 Introduction to Stage & Screen Design

    COM111 Professional Writing

    Elective


    Session 2 (60)

    DES108 Design Communication

    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration

    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Elective


    Session 3 (30)

    DES213 Design & Production 1

    VPA200 Creative External Production

    COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation

    Elective


    Session 4 (60)

    DES212 Design and Production 2

    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice

    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries

    Elective

     

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree Stage and Screen

     

    Session 5 (30)

    VPA303 Stage & Screen Project

    COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling

    Elective


    Session 6 (60)

    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communicaion and Creative Industries

    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

     

    Television Specialisation

    Full time suggested study sequence


    Session 1 (30)

    TVP105 Television Technology

    VPA110 Visual Storytelling

    COM111 Professional Writing

    Elective


    Session 2 (60)

    TVP106 Television Production 2

    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration

    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Elective


    Session 3 (30)

    TVP203 Television Post Production

    VPA200 Creative External Production

    COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation

    Elective


    Session 4 (60)

    TVP204 Outside Broadcast Production

    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice

    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries

    Elective

     

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree Stage and Screen
     


    Session 5 (30)

    VPA303 Stage & Screen Project

    COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling

    Elective


    Session 6 (60)

    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communicaion and Creative Industries

    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    ATAR + criteria

    Course consultation

    To give you the best opportunity to gain entry into this course, CSU offers you the opportunity to undertake a supplementary course consultation as part of your application process. This gives you the chance to meet with the course lecturers and demonstrate your interest, enthusiasm and talent for this career area, as well as finding out more about the course, our excellent facilities and exceptional work placements. The consultation is completely informal and relaxed.

    More information and to arrange a course consultation.

    PREP applicants

    Applicants applying through PREP will be assessed on the basis of their PREP application, as well as a course consultation.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2014 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    Tuition costs
    Commonwealth supported place

    You will make a student contribution (formerly HECS) towards the cost of your tuition fees. Commonwealth supported places may be limited for this course.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your student contribution fee up-front each session
    6016*Student contribution fee for your first year of study

    * This is an estimated fee for your first year of study based on a full-time study load (eight 8 point subjects). Should you be studying less than eight subjects in your first year, the fees would be decreased proportionally. This figure excludes the Student Services and Amenities fee. If your entire course is less than the equivalent of one year of full-time study, then the figure displayed is calculated as a percentage of a full-time study load e.g. 50%.

    More about Commonwealth supported places

    This course is not available to international students.

  • Scholarships

    A series of scholarships are available for students, including some that are specific to this course.

    More information about undergraduate scholarships

  • Course details
    Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
    UAC On Campus Wagga Wagga CGS Y N N 211794

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FFPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Students must complete 192 points at pass level or better.

  • How to apply
    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for on-campus study.

    Apply through UAC

    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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