COMM 3047 Episodic Screen Media

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Maryella Hatfield Opens in new window

Description In this unit students will analyse and develop an episodic narrative production using concepts and production strategies for serialised narrative storytelling for online platforms. Students will be introduced to the University's broadcast television studio and operation. Students will build their knowledge and practical skills in the conceptualisation, planning, editing of serialised online web and streamed based narratives. This unit will require students' attendance in workshops delivered in blocks and participation in studio recording.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) COMM 1037

Equivalent Subjects COMM 3021 - Media Arts Workshop COMM 3038 - Video Project COMM 3033 - TV Production COMM 3034 - TV Production 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse and evaluate short form episodic and serialised digital media content across platforms
  2. Analyse current screen production theory and practice in relation to text based episodic storytelling
  3. Interpret and apply pre-production strategies to the conceptualisation and development of techniques to develop a pilot for an episodic narratives designed for a specific media platform
  4. Apply knowledge of audio and video production theory, tools and techniques to digital media production
  5. Edit video and audio in a digital software environment
  6. Create and publish media content for online platforms

Subject Content

Module 1: Introduction to short form episodic and serialised digital media content across platforms and genres including: drama, light entertainment, web serials, radio, pod casting and new forms of content distribution ie: tik tok
Module 2: Analysis of screen production theory and practice in relation to text based episodic storytelling. Development of serialised narratives and narrative devices for audience engagement. Analysis of case studies with focus on format, production bibles, licensing and distribution of content
Module 3: Conceptualising and developing pre-production strategies in the development of a pilot for an episodic narratives designed for a specific media platform. Present pitch.
Module 4. Introduction to University broadcast television studio at Parramatta South. Apply knowledge of audio and video production theory, tools and techniques.
Module 5. In groups or individually film selected pilot and edit video and audio in a digital software environment. Finalise project pitch for submission to industry standards.
Module 6. Create and publish media content for online platforms and portfolio.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Discourse analysis 1000 words 20 N Individual
Applied Project 1500 words 6 minute production 10 minute presentation 50 N Individual
Applied Project 10% for practical crew role and 10% written report on studio production 20 N Group
Reflection 1500 or equivalent 10 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

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