COM127 Introduction to Media Production (8)

Students entering the communication industries need to produce media content for a range of platforms. This subject provides an introduction to basic audio, video, and web production techniques that students will use throughout their degree and careers. It emphasises storytelling skills as well as the giving and receiving of critical feedback upon practice. It provides a bridge into university life via discursive exploration of storytelling, truth and learning to embed media production in a broader context.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM127. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject CCI100

Subject Relationships

CCI100 This subject replaces CCI100

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to capture, edit and publish stories using audio, video, images and web media;
  • be able to critique creative works made using audio, video and web processes; and
  • be able to listen to, evaluate and discuss ideas relating to storytelling as revealed in media content.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Storytelling
  • Structure
  • Balance
  • Visual literacy
  • Sound
  • Shooting video
  • Video editing basics
  • Generating ideas
  • Planning and process
  • Observation
  • Truth
  • Goals

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of COM127 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Identity stories
Revision tests
Video story pitch & promo clip

Special Resources

Students will require access to software and hardware capable of basic editing of audio and visual content. 

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.