Film & Media Production Programme Courses

FAM2017S Multimedia Production I

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 6

Second-year, second-semester course, weekly workshops and lab sessions.


Associate Prof. Tanja Bosch

Entrance requirements

As for admission to Film and Media Production Programme.

Course outline

This course aims to provide students with a foundation in online multimedia production skills, with a focus on storytelling which allows students to combine the written word with audio and visual forms, while understanding newsworthiness and how content is conceptualised and developed across distribution platforms. Students gain foundational journalistic skills in digital recording, field interviewing and research, news writing and news production. This training includes real-time reporting with social media to break stories, check facts, and engage with audiences. The theoretical component of the course will include an introduction to media ethics and law for practitioners and outlines key concepts and innovations in online publishing.

Lecture times

4th and 5th periods, Thursdays and Fridays

DP requirements

Attendance of all sessions and submission of all work required for DP.


During the first semester students will produce a vox-pop, radio news broadcast, radio interview, short radio documentary and two 2, 500 word research essays. Production work (60%), written work (40%).