Curtin University media production studio gets makeover

Inside the upgraded media production studio.
Inside the upgraded media production studio.

A REALISTIC industry learning experience is now on offer at Curtin University for journalism and screen arts students, thanks to a makeover of the media production studio.

The refurbishment included an infrastructure upgrade to the media production control room and studio floor.

The official opening on Monday was attended by Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman, Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry and Humanities Pro Vice-Chancellor Alan Dench.

Professor Dench said School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry was internationally renowned for its award-winning creative-practice research.

“The control room has been fitted with cutting-edge technology that provides students with a realistic industry learning experience, including live-streaming capabilities,” Prof Dench said.

“These upgraded facilities will offer students hands-on learning in a full high-definition, 4K-ready digital environment, which will help prepare them for a future career in screen arts or television.”

Upgrades to the studio floor equipment included 4K cameras, tripods and autocue.

Mr Templeman commended the investment Curtin had made in the creative and cultural industries.

“The dividends from this investment will come not only in the form of world-class industry-ready graduates, but also in broader economic and cultural benefits to the state,” Mr Templeman said.

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