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Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television)

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Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television)

Associate Degree in Stage and Screen [exit point only]

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Have you ever wondered about the creative processes that take place behind the scenes of a television program? CSU's Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television) addresses all facets of television and operations to prepare you for an exciting career that could see you working almost anywhere in the world.

Highly regarded in the broadcast television industry, CSU's television course lays the foundation in the vocational, practical and theoretical studies you'll need to pursue a career in television. There is a strong emphasis on storytelling and you'll address all facets of production and operations. Shaping confident future practitioners, this course ensures you will be well versed in contemporary television production skills and informed by a strongly developed aesthetic and cultural awareness.

  • Why study this course?

    Hands-on learning

    One of a select few degrees in Australia with a focus specifically on professional and broadcast television production, our course features intensive hands-on experience. You'll gain experience in CSU's Media Centre, where you'll learn and create using industry-standard technologies in a full-scale professional television studio space.

    Industry-standard facilities

    You will have unrivalled access to a range of industry standard equipment including a multi-million dollar multi-camera studio, a six-camera HD live outside broadcast truck and an extensive range of post-production suites and field equipment. You'll also have access to the latest publishing and editing software for print media, television broadcast and online.

    Strong industry connections

    Gain a competitive advantage in industry from our extensive industry links, including relationships with major free-to-air and subscription television networks and production companies, offering unique opportunities for internships and work placements. Study under dedicated professionals with extensive industry experience, including visiting artists of national and international repute.

    Quality learning material

    The course is one of the few in Australia with a focus specifically on professional and broadcast television production. Not only does the course address all facets of production and operations in contemporary television and related industries, it also emphasises storytelling and promotes the development of a heightened aesthetic and cultural awareness.

    Experience our campus

    If you would like to see more of the great facilities and meet some of the academic staff in Communication and Creative Industries at CSU, you can book a course consultation. You can also book a tour of the campus you will be studying at.

  • Career opportunities

    CSU's Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television) prepares you for a dynamic career in broadcast television and related industries. 

    Tell stories

    Become a key player in the world of television as a scriptwriter, production manager, director or producer. 

    Get technical

    Put your technical skills to work in sound production, post-production editing, studio production and other technical operations roles.

    Take advantage of CSU's strong industry links

    CSU is regarded as being a key provider of skilled staff to Australian networks and production houses, and skilled graduates are highly sought after by industry.

  • Workplace learning

    CSU's Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television) is well supported with a professional internship placement program during your third year of study, providing further opportunities for practical training, network building and showcasing of skills.

  • Subjects

    Please note: this course offers a number of specialisations detailed in the course structure below. You will only need to complete the subjects relevant to your chosen specialisation in addition to core foundation subjects.

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Associate Degree in Stage and Screen
    Exit point only

    To exit with an Associate Degree students must satisfactorily complete 128 points to graduate. Of these, 32 points are allocated to core studies, 72 points will be allocated a discipline specialisation (note that under CSU policy students can not be awarded an Associate Degree with a specialisation noted), and 24 points allocated to an elective study strand of the student's choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or externally by approval of the Course Director).

    Core subjects:
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
    COM111 Professional Writing
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries  

    Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Specialisation)

    Students must satisfactorily complete 192 points to graduate. Of these, 56 points are allocated to core studies and capstone collaborative projects, 104 points will be allocated to a discipline specialisation, and 32 points allocated to an elective study strand of the student's choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or externally by approval of the Course Director).

    Core subjects:
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
    COM111 Professional Writing
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

    Elective Subjects (32 points)

    Students undertake four electives (32 points) chosen from elective offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries, or from other schools through consultation and approval with the Course Director (eg, script writing offerings from H&SS).

    Enrolment pattern

    Acting Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    ACT120 Fundamentals of Acting
    ACT101 Fundamentals of Voice and Movement
    COM111 Professional Writing
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    ACT121 Techniques of Acting
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Elective

    Session 3 (30)
    ACT201 The Actor and Process
    VPA200 Creative External Production
    COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
    Elective

    Session 4 (60)
    ACT202 The Actor & Performance
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice
    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries
    Elective

     Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Stage and Screen

    Session 5 (30)
    VPA303 Stage & Screen Project (16 points)
    COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling
    Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

     

    Design Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    DES107 Design Implementation
    DES109 Introduction to Stage & Screen Design
    COM111 Professional Writing
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    DES108 Design Communication
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Elective

    Session 3 (30)
    DES213 Design & Production 1
    VPA200 Creative External Production
    COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
    Elective

    Session 4 (60)
    DES214 Design and Production 2
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice
    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries
    Elective

     Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree Stage and Screen

    Session 5 (30)
    VPA303 Stage & Screen Project (16 points)
    COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling
    Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience


    Multiplatform Producing and Storytelling Specialisation
    Full time suggested enrolment pattern

    Session 1 (30)
    MPI111 Multiplatform Concepts and Storytelling
    MPI112 Business of Multiplatform
    COM111 Professional Writing
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    MPI113 Multiplatform Construction
    VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Elective

    Session 3 (30)
    MPI221 World Design and Creation
    TVP106 Television Production
    COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
    Elective

    Session 4 (60)
    MPI303 Multimedia Production Project
    GRP209 Design for Communication or PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography
    ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
    Elective

    Session 5 (30)
    VPA303 Stage and Screen Project (16 points)
    COM323 Culture, Creativity and Storytelling
    Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
    VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience  

    Sound Specialisation
    Full time suggested enrolment pattern

    Session 1 (30)
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
    VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
    VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
    VIS101 Visual Communication

    Session 2 (60)
    VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration or VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering or COM112 Digital Media or GRP225 Experimental Design
    COM111 Professional Writing
    Elective

    Session 3 (30)
    VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space
    TVP203 Television Post Production
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Elective

    Session 4 (60)
    VPA213 Music Technology
    VPA215 Broadcast Sound
    ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
    Elective

    Session 5 (30)
    VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)
    ART304 Aspects of Design
    Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
    ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

     

    Television Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    TVP105 Television Technology
    TVP106 Television Production 2
    COM111 Professional Writing
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
    VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Elective

    Session 3 (30)
    TVP203 Television Post Production
    VPA200 Creative External Production
    COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
    Elective


    Session 4 (60)
    TVP204 Outside Broadcast Production
    VPA209 Studio & Location Practice
    ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries
    Elective

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree Stage and Screen

    Session 5 (30)
    VPA303 Stage & Screen Project (16 points)
    COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling
    Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
    VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    6500

    There are no specific admission requirements to the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (with specialisation), with the exception of the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting). However folio evidence of creative works and/or interview/meeting may be requested.

    Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting) course is by compulsory audition/interview.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Scholarships

    A series of scholarships are available for students, including some that are specific to this course.

    More information about undergraduate scholarships

  • Course details
    Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
    UAC On Campus Wagga Wagga CGS Y N N 211794
    Direct On Campus Wagga Wagga CGS Y N N KAB
    Direct On Campus Wagga Wagga FPOS Y N N IABQ
    Graduation requirements

    Students must complete 192 points at pass level or better.

  • How to apply
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    CRICOS Code(s)

    012011J (Wagga Wagga)

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  • About the School

    School of Communication and Creative Industries

    CSU’s School of Communication and Creative Industries have built a hub for innovative storytellers who want to make a difference. Based on Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses, the School has an emphasis on cross-disciplinary collaboration created through a unique balance of practical production and theoretical foundation. CSU’s courses are delivered in authentic industry settings including our state-of-the-art television studios; newsroom; performance theatres; exhibition spaces; and photography, graphic design and animation and visual effects facilities. Our courses have real flexibility - on-campus students gain a competitive advantage in industry through practical learning, internships and other invaluable networking opportunities, while online students have the choice to study from their own studio or home. Postgraduate students are supervised by senior academic staff who all have substantial industry experience. The staff also have extensive experience in publications (academic journals and books), presentations at domestic and international conferences, and regularly interact with the industry to stay in touch with developments and changes.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS021 - Transition to University Study
    • SSS033 - Transition from TAFE / VET to University (F2F Workshop)

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:


    • SSS024 Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (Intended primarily for International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 Academic Writing Skills (FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP ONLY)
    • SSS034 Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 Critical Thinking

    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on theSTUDY LINK

    website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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