Undeniably one of the 20th century's greatest inventions, television is a source of news, information and entertainment that has become commonplace in our homes and businesses. Despite its evolving nature, information delivery and exchange (be it fiction or non-fiction) lies at the heart of the industry.
The Television and Screen Production major in the Bachelor of Communication Studies degree (BCS) gives you the ability to make exciting and innovative screen productions that tell a good story. It focuses on the development of creative and professional skills in television and broadcasting. You will develop the practical knowledge to produce programmes suitable for large, medium or small screens.
Year one papers - 120 points in total
Introduces essential theory and practice as a basis for later specialisation. This focuses on media and interpersonal communication and the relationships between communication, technology and New Zealand society.
145701 Interpersonal Communication (15)
145708 Media Communication I (15)
145717 Image and Sound (15)
145718 Media Production Workshop (30)
285008 Applied Media Ethics (15)
OPTIONAL PAPERS:Choose 30 points from optional papers listed below or any other paper in the Bachelor of Communication Studies.
Year two papers - 120 points in total
The Television and Screen Production major starts in Year 2 with the core papers – Studio Production and Video Production. These papers introduce you to theory and practice of basic multi-camera and single camera productions.
Choose 60 points from optional papers listed below or any other paper in the Bachelor of Communication Studies. Students are recommended to take pre-requisite papers from another major. If you wish to take a minor 30 points of these papers at level 6 may be in your minor subject area.
Year three papers - 120 points in totalPapers in Year 3 will provide you with the theoretical and practical skills needed to achieve professional industry standards. You will explore the creative application of the various production processes. Individual practical productions will assist you in developing skills in research, direction, camera, sound, lighting, editing and scriptwriting, so you will be ready to make an informed and creative contribution to the television screen industries. Using the latest digital technology, you will learn to work in teams by assisting each other with presentation, production management, interviewing, camera operation and sound recording.
Choose 60 points from optional papers listed below or any other paper in the Bachelor of Communication Studies. If you wish to take a minor 30 points of these papers at level 7 may be in your minor subject area.
145705 Principles of Writing (15)
145719 Introduction to Popular Culture (15)
145720 Performance Communication (15)
145724 Audio Production Techniques (15)
145726 Screen Narrative Production (15)
145727 Principles of Journalism (15) (compulsory for Journalism major)
915404 Sound Production (15)
915405 Technology and Composition (15)
116232 Photography (15)
146755 Screen Production Practice (15)
386626 Advertising Media Planning (15)
466650 Project Management (15)
916100 Technology and Creative Expression (15)
147723 Persuasive Communication (15)
147732 Editing and Design (15)
147734 Magazine Journalism (15)
147753 New Media Journalism (15)
147761 Screen Writing: Drama (15)
147762 Screen Writing: Non-Fiction (15)
147777 The Music Industries (15)
147786 Advanced Studio Production (15)
147787 News Production (15)
147788 Performance for Camera (15)
147789 Radio Journalism (15)
147790 Photo Journalism (15)
147791 Television Journalism (15)
147792 Advanced Copywriting (15)
147803 Writing for the Studio (15)
147804 Screen Production Management (15)
147805 Selected Topics in Advertising Creativity (15)
147813 Radio and Society (15)
147816 Promotional Culture (15)
147817 Broadcast Interviews and Production (15)
147825 Reporting the Pacific Region (15)
147826 Maori and Pasifika Media Industry (15)
147827 Sponsorship and Promotion (15)
147832 Advanced Advertising Art Direction (15)
147833 Communication in the Business Environment (15)
147836 Creative Marketplace (15)
147837 Creative Industries and Film (15)
487964 Integrated Marketing Communications (15)
AND/OR any specified Bachelor of Communication Studies minor or other level 5-7 papers.Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.