Media Content Creation introduces students to digital non-fiction story development skills for professional media purposes and social media dissemination across a range of platforms. This unit will demonstrate how to create and edit non-fiction stories for media-related industries through the capturing of audio, video and photographic material. Students will establish and develop an online portfolio and learn how to establish a related professional social media identity in order to promote their work.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply key audio and video concepts essential to media content creation
  • Demonstrate the role of sound and vision in telling non-fiction stories through various media and communications platforms
  • Utilise both mobile device and industry standard software and equipment to create non-fiction media content
  • Implement audio, video and photographic output for publication
  • Create an online portfolio and professional social media identity to highlight and promote creative output

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
1.00 12 weeks 12
2.00 12 weeks 24
Specified Activities
3.00 12 weeks 36
Unspecified Activities
6.50 12 weeks 78

All Applicable Locations

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
3.00 12 weeks 36
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Portfolio Audio PieceIndividual 30% 3,4,5 
Portfolio Video PackageGroup 40% 3,4,5 
Portfolio with Photo EssayIndividual 30% 1,2,3,5 


  • Creation of digital portfolio and importance of a professional online presence
  • Capturing sound using recording devices and microphones
  • Basic audio editing techniques using Adobe Audition
  • Non-fiction story telling through audio capture, editing and online publication
  • Photography framing and composition
  • Non-fiction story telling through photographic capture, editing and online publication
  • Introduction to video equipment and recording techniques including B-Roll
  • Basic video editing techniques using Adobe Premiere
  • Non-fiction story telling through video capture, editing and online publication
  • Online promotion of media content

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.