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Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television)

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Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television)

Associate Degree in Stage and Screen [exit point only]

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

  • Why study this course?

    CSU’s Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television) 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.

    Experience our campus

    If you would like to see more of the great facilities and meet some of the academic staff for Communication and Creative Industries students at CSU, you can book a course consultation. This is a chance for you to ask any questions you may about about what you would be studying, find out more about the course and tour our excellent facilities. You can also learn more about our exceptional work placements and meet our lecturers in an informal setting. To organise your consultation, visit our booking page.

    You can also book a general tour of the campus where you would be studying.

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    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, 40 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 24 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).

    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 (96 points):
    COM111 Professional Writing (8)
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (8)
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production (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 (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, 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

    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

    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 Communication 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

    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

    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 Communication and Creative Industries

    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

     

    Television Specialisation

    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)

    TVP105 Television Technology

    TVP106 Television Production 2

    COM111 Professional Writing

    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)

    VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production

    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 Communication and Creative Industries

    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    6500

    UAC applications into the Bachelor Of Stage and Screen will be accepted on the basis of ATAR plus Criteria (ATAR + C). Early entry for all eligible applicants will continue to be offered. Utilising the ATAR + C code allows greater scope for early entry, and for applicants to present supplementary evidence as to their suitability for the course. This is regularly utilised when assessing students falling under the ATAR cutoff.

    Applicants undertaking the Acting specialisation will continue to be required to submit an audition, either in person, via electronic recording or via Internet. This will be based upon the existing processes established for previous offerings of Acting within the school. It is recommended that course intake into the Acting specialisation be capped at 35 due to resources, staffing and facilities restrictions. Sufficient demand currently exists to allow for selection of students based on, but not exclusive to, assumed HSC level knowledge of drama and proficiency of presentation. See appendix "Acting 2013 Audition Booklet" for previous audition requirements.

    Applicants undertaking the Design or Television specialisations are offered, via direct contact, the opportunity to participate in an information session and interview with staff. This allows the applicant to gain a greater understanding of the course offerings and structures, and allows staff to make admission recommendations on criteria in addition to an applicant's ATAR score. Applicants to these specialisations may also elect to base their entry selection entirely on ATAR score. It is recommended to cap course intake into these specialisations at 40 students per course due to resource, staffing and facilities restrictions.

    All non - UAC applicants will be assessed utilising the same guidelines as UAC applicants. Credit for prior studies or professional practise will be assessed on a case by case basis.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2015 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    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
    *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

    On campus (onshore) study mode
    *Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2015.

    More information about international student fees

  • 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
    Direct
    On Campus Wagga Wagga CGS Y
    N N KAB
    Direct
    On Campus Wagga Wagga FPOS
    Y
    N N IABQ
    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) if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

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    CRICOS Code(s)

    012011J (Wagga Wagga)

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    School of Communication and Creative Industries

    CSU’s School of Communication and Creative Industries have built a hub for innovative storytellers who want to make a difference. Based on Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses, the School has an emphasis on cross-disciplinary collaboration created through a unique balance of practical production and theoretical foundation. CSU’s courses are delivered in authentic industry settings including our state-of-the-art television studio, radio station, newsroom, performance theatres, exhibition spaces and animation and visual effects facilities. Our students gain a competitive advantage in industry through practical learning, internships and other invaluable networking opportunities.

  • 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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