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FTR2009 Advanced Broadcast Television

Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Springfield
Short Description: Advanced Broadcast Television
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100701 - Audio Visual Studies
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 19 September 2020


Examiner: Bruce Wuth


Pre-requisite: FTR2003

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This course continues the practice and process established in FTR2003 TV Studio and the multi-camera environment. It increases both the complexity and quality output requirements of production work and skill application. It introduces the students to the Outside Broadcast (OB) of live events, using portable onsite equipment. This builds on the theory attached to the studio while also extending their studio based practical experience to a new environment. Students will work on projects in both studio and OB and become involved in not only creating their own original scripts but working with clients in a supervised/professional manner in order to produce collaborative work to meet the client’s brief. It will also introduce students to alternative means of distribution for event style outcomes, which will influence the manner in which ideas can be created and produced, in order to fit the chosen platform/s.
By developing students awareness and contact with ‘real’ clients their self-confidence and professional attitude towards the medium should prepare them to explore a broadcast (multi-camera) pathway for their third year Projects A & B.


Advanced Broadcast Television allows students the opportunity to create production ideas and work on all modes of a production with a highly supportive teaching staff and a crew consisting of class mates. Using both the studio and Outside broadcasting (OB) facilities, students will produce works chosen and determined by the requirements of the production and/or the client's needs. Students will produce original work that will be pitched to the class, chosen and then scripted. Then in assigned groups students selected for major roles will be responsible for each production and the others perform minor roles, offering each student four roles for the semester, two minor and two major. All four productions will involve students as a team, in developing the concept, contributing script ideas and modification, designing and building the set, planning for individual roles and crewing on each production. Completing this course successfully will enable students to plan a broadcast pathway for their future study/projects.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. acknowledge the roles and responsibilities of all crew members, work collaboratively with other crew members and function in assigned roles to a high standard;
  2. examine the range and function of available and appropriate technology, use advanced modes of production and operational skills involved in working in both studio and OB environment;
  3. develop high quality production documentation and planning appropriate to selected scripts;
  4. demonstrate an awareness of the basic production principles, and be able to put into practice those involved in recording, editing and use of credits/titles for studio and OB.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Art design and direction 10.00
2. Camera, lighting, technical producer and audio 15.00
3. Script breakdown, shooting script, coverage, camera cards 15.00
4. Concept pitch 5.00
5. Pre-production, blocking, use of actors, casting, set construction 15.00
6. Professional attitude 15.00
7. Outside Broadcast (OB) gear and requirements 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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Students to provide external hard drive and noise-cancelling headphones.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Refer to study desk for detailed list.
Student to provide external hard drive and noise-cancelling headphones.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 84.00
Independent Study 81.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PRODUCTION EXERCISE 1 100 35 21 Aug 2020
INDIVIDUAL REPORTS 100 20 23 Oct 2020
PRODUCTION EXERCISE 2 100 45 23 Oct 2020

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  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.

  5. 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.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. 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

Date printed 19 September 2020