Mr Patrick Sproule
PositionAssociate Head Of School
LocationBuilding 76, Room 108
Phone/Faxwork(02) 6933 2316
Following a childhood interest in electronics, computing and amateur radio, Patrick Sproule began studies in computing science before being distracted by the allure of the broadcast and entertainment industries. Patrick simultaneously became involved in radio presentation at 2AAA FM Community Radio Wagga, and performing as a live entertainer / disc-jockey with Galaxy Entertainment. Soon his involvement moved into maintenance, engineering, systems design and training with both organisations, followed closely by involvement in management of the radio station, and later purchasing and operating the entertainment company under a new name.
In 1990 Patrick joined Prime Television, commencing in on-air operations. For the next ten years he progressed through creative and operational roles including, presentation coordinator, production editor, copywriter, director, producer and production supervisor, whilst also keeping a keen interest in the technical design, maintenance and operations of the facility.
Patrick has had an extensive creative career, being involved in the production of multiple television and DVD release programs, over 2000 television commercials and several short travel documentaries. He has also organized and hosted 27 public screening events for student productions created under his mentor.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) and is currently studying a Master of Arts Practice.
In 2000 he joined Charles Sturt University as a lecturer, again maintaining involvement in the development, maintenance and operation of the technical facilities utilized in the courses.
Patrick lectures in the Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) course.
Identifying as a “Creative Technologist” Patrick seeks to embrace and understand the integration of new technology with human creativity. He is currently experimenting with low budget High Definition video production for web broadcasting, with the results of his experiments being available through his Youtube Channel.
Patrick is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the Media Industry Technologist Certification working party (MITC), and is involved in the Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA).