Bachelor of Arts (Television Production)

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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) course prepares students for entry to broadcast television and related industries.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Arts (Television Production)
  • Course description
    About the course

    The Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) provides students with the appropriate vocational, practical and theoretical studies to allow them to pursue careers within the television industry. A strong emphasis on storytelling is present throughout the course, which addresses all facets of production and operations. This course aims to graduate a confident practitioner, well versed in contemporary television production skills, and informed by a strongly developed aesthetic and cultural awareness.

    The course is one of the few in Australia with a focus specifically on television production. You will gain intensive hands-on experience with a range of industry standard equipment, making you job-ready upon graduation. The course prides itself on strong industry links, which offer opportunities for internships, scholarships and industry work placements.

    Where it will take you

    Graduates are employed in regional and metropolitan free to air television networks, pay television, satellite and corporate television networks as well as a variety of independent production facilities. Graduates have had success both throughout Australia and overseas, and many have gone on to pursue a career in film.

    You can work in:

        * television production, production management and direction
        * studio, outside broadcast and location camera operation
        * studio and location sound control, recording and post-production
        * all multi and single camera TV studio production and technical operations roles
        * outside broadcast production and technical operation
        * linear and non-linear editing

    Professionals teaching you

    The course is taught by dedicated television professionals with a wide range of industry experience. When possible, their skills are supplemented by a visiting artist program, bringing industry professionals of national and international repute to the academic program to work alongside both staff and students.

    Your course is recognised by industry

    The degree has a reputation second to none in the broadcast television industry. . Charles Sturt University is regarded as being the main provider of skilled staff to Australian networks and production houses and at present on completion of the degree the majority of graduates are directly employed in the industry. The course is also well supported with a professional internship placement program during a students third year of study thus providing further opportunity for practical training, network building and showcasing of skills.

    The latest facilities

    The course is supported by a multi-million dollar broadcast television studio, fully equipped with current widescreen digital technologies and a professional digital audio facility. This facility is recognised as one of the best educational studios available in the country and is recognised by industry as one of the few able to provide students with experience on facilities equivelant to those currently in professional use.

    The post-production editing facility incorporates 12 on-line and off-line editing suites capable of working in both standard definition, high definition and uncompressed formats. Included are industry standard platforms such as Avid and Final Cut Pro, as well as dubbing and viewing rooms, traditional linear (tape) edit suites and an audio track-lay facility.

    A six camera Outside Broadcast Truck is used regularly for student productions including live concerts, sporting events and corporate functions. This facility is often hired by industry, giving students the opportunity to work for and alongside networks on a variety of functions.

    Our AV store houses a large variety of outside portable equipment, including 13 broadcast cameras from DVCam to Betacam, lenses, tripods, jibs, dollies, lighting, portable audio equipment and accessories. All portable equipment is available for free loan for the purposes of practice and completing assignments.

    Practical experience

    The emphasis of the course is on learning through practical experience and training. From their first day, students are “hands on” with facilities, and this continues throughout the three years. Students continually produce television material for assessment, regular screening events and online broadcast. Assessments are centered around a range of professional tasks aimed at giving students production experiences and challenges equivelant to those in industry. The course enjoys a direct relationship with the television industry through an active internship program where students take part in professional placements as part of their study. This further enhances the practical aspect of their study.


    A series of scholarships are available for students, including some that are specific to this course.
    Further details and campus tours are available

    Upon request prospective students can recieve further details and information packages. A personal tour of the facility and a meeting with members of the lecturing staff and current students are available by request throughout the year.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (22 subjects) and the television industry internship. Students electing to graduate with the exit point only Associate Degree must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

    Further studies

    An Honours year is available

    Master Visual and Performing Arts - by coursework

    Master of Arts (Honours) - by research

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Doctor of Visual and Performing Arts

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