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FTR2003 Television Studio Production

Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Short Description: Television Studio Production
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 100701 - Audio Visual Studies
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Ashley Jones


Pre-requisite: FTR1005

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


TV Studio is the first multi-camera production style course within the FTR major and will provide students with essential skills in television studio production techniques. It will complement and complete understanding and practice of the single camera style so far achieved. Successful completion of this course will enable the on-campus students to choose a broadcast pathway of further study within the FTR major.
Learning how to work as a collaborative team member in a highly complex technical environment, it will also skill students and prepare them with industry ready competence. Students will be taught to operate sophisticated equipment safely and creatively, and working in television crew roles, to produce current affairs, magazine and short drama productions.


This course is an introduction to Television studio production, utilising a highly refined practice based teaching model to suit this medium. It provides an experiential understanding of the scope and nature of working with others in a collective effort, where each student team member plays a defined role and is totally dependent on another for the creative outcome - a completed production.
Students learn how to function in crew roles (16 -18 per class), handle and creatively operate studio cameras, lighting rigs, and as well, vision and audio mixing gear, and do so in a fully equipped television studio environment.
Students will be supplied with study materials and tutorials in order to allow them to produce three production assignments, all incorporating the students' original ideas and scripts. The skills learned here will be developed further in FTR2009 Advanced TV Studio.


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

  1. practice assigned crew roles successfully, operate studio equipment safely and carefully, and acknowledge the part it plays in the functioning studio;
  2. select and make use of the most suitable mode of production for a selected script;
  3. develop production documentation and engage in planning appropriate to selected scripts;
  4. share ideas and work harmoniously with others as a team member of a creative television production crew.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Crew roles, camera operation and coverage requirements 25.00
2. Planning and design 10.00
3. Pre-production 25.00
4. Set design, audio and lighting requirements 15.00
5. Working as a professional team 15.00
6. Script and pitch 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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Student 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 Study Desk for detailed study schedule.
TV Production module index at:

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 21.00
Directed Study 40.00
Private Study 20.00
Tutorials 84.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
EXERCISE 1 100 20 19 Mar 2021
EXERCISE 2 100 30 21 Apr 2021
EXERCISE 3 100 40 04 Jun 2021
PARTICIPATION 100 10 04 Jun 2021

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

Other requirements

  1. 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.

  2. All assessment requirements will be submitted on sound recording mini discs, but students may be expected to submit supplementary scripts, prepared to comply with the conventions of the medium, together with written submissions relating to the organisation and production of all assessable items.

Date printed 18 June 2021