TVP106 Narrative Production (8)

In this subject students are introduced to the fundamental film and television narrative production skills required to produce new and original single camera drama sequences, including protocols required for location based work and the vocabulary required for effective communication with actors and designers. Students develop skills in cinematography, lighting and directing through applied practice.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able describe and apply the grammar of screen language to new single camera drama productions;
  • be able to identify and demonstrate a range of crew roles associated with the production process;
  • be able to work independently and as part of a production team;
  • be able to apply fundamental WH&S and production management skills for a range of film/television outcomes; and
  • be able to critically analyse their own work and that of their peers.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Production planning and management for short single camera projects
  • Time management for film and television pre-production, production and post production
  • Collaborative processes
  • Film/Television camera direction and continuity
  • The static and the moving camera
  • Production and (introductory) post-production techniques
  • The grammar of screen language

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of TVP106 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Screen project 1 psa
Screen project 2 short film

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.