FTR1002 Fundamentals of Media
|Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield|
|Short Description:||Fundamentals of Media|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||100703 - Journalism|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Ashley Jones
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Fundamentals of Media is a foundational course designed to give students a comprehensive overview of the media industry. Students are given insight into the main areas of the degree program, including: ‘film’ production, multicam television production and broadcast radio and audio production techniques. This course has a strong theoretical approach supported by experiential learning. ‘Fundamentals of Media’ provides students with knowledge about the distribution channels used in the various forms, including new media options.
This course introduces skills required in the area of Television and Film/Video Production. Students will learn the essential elements of each medium and will focus on the development of basic practical and theoretical skills. Students will be expected to attend lectures and workshops where they will develop their abilities to understand and demonstrate technical and artistic competence in the media areas of Television and Film/Video Production.
On successful completion of this course students should:
- be able to discuss and examine a variety of theoretical and practical skills in the areas of television ,film/video production and radio/audio production
- identify a variety of specialised equipment and its basic operation and maintenance
- conduct independent research based on topics covered in the course and present in both written (individual) and oral (group) formats
- demonstrate a working knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
|1.||Crew roles in television, radio and film/video production||10.00|
|2.||Identification of television and film/video equipment & studio||10.00|
|5.||Light and lighting||10.00|
|7.||Basic operating maintenance of tv/film/video equipment||5.00|
|8.||Workplace Health and Safety on set||5.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=FTR1002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|TEST 1||100||30||19 Apr 2019|
|PRESENTATIONS||100||50||08 May 2019|
|TEST 2||100||20||07 Jun 2019|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.