Course Title: Introduction to Screen and Media Production

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Screen and Media Production

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B094 F02 R006

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides an overview of the screen and media industry, both local and international. You will be introduced to diverse aspects of the industry such as production processes, delivery platforms for screen including cinema, television, networked media and mobile devices, and use of technical equipment. You will also prepare short video sequences for multi-platform delivery.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • work independently, taking responsibility for self-management and learning
  • solve problems effectively with initiative, creativity and consultation
  • apply knowledge and skills to interpret and translate material from a range of sources into a visual medium

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss broadly the principles of screen and media production
  • identify production requirements for a variety of delivery platforms
  • develop a basic concept for the production of visual media for a selection of delivery platforms
  • employ technical skills to create visual content suitable for short sequences for a range of delivery platforms

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities may include classroom exercises, online, individual and group based activities. You will also be expected to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
All relevant course materials and lists of suggested reading will be made available to you. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.
Assessment may include a range of activities such as assignments, production plans and individual projects.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.   If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.   Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment and exams.