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188.470 Creative Media Production
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to script, direct and produce short video productions in non-interactive media.

Within the first weeks of course, groups will be formed and the creative process begins. Students will learn how to describe their ideas through a plot and treatment. Once their ideas are cohesive and clear, they can move on to the next step to build their dramatic script. Finally, it is up to the group to produce their idea using basic video production tools (camera, lighting sets, audio equipment).

This course is not just about producing a video project, but strongly depends on time management and individual responsibility - skills that are required in every line of work - therefore, these skills are emphasized during the semester.

Subject of course

Topics covered:

  • Sound design
  • Video editing
  • Shot composition

There are no specific software requirements. However, we suggest using a non-linear editor (like Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Apple Final Cut Pro) for post-production. Due to the variety of NLE options, we cannot offer a training but we will always be available for questions you may have.

Teaching methods

Students will learn directly from experts in the field of film and video production. Not only will there be lectures, but each group will have private meetings with the lecturers for in depth and detailed instruction on their plot, treatment, script, draft edit, and eventually the final production. 

Practical learning is best suited for understanding the techniques and details of media production. Therefore, this course is hands-on which requires time-management and cooperation with all colleagues. 

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS breakdown: 6 ECTS = 150 Hours

1,0h - Lecture introduction
4,0h - Lectures
48h - Project preparation
96h - Project production
1,0h - Private project assessments

The Audio part will be held in English while the Video part will be held in German.



Course dates

Wed15:00 - 16:0004.10.2023FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Kick-off Meeting
Tue15:00 - 17:0010.10.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Video Lecture
Wed15:00 - 17:0011.10.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Audio Lecture
Mon14:00 - 16:0030.10.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Video Meeting 1
Fri14:00 - 16:0003.11.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Audio Meeting 1
Tue15:00 - 18:0016.01.2024FAV Hörsaal 2 Video Meeting 2
Wed15:00 - 19:0017.01.2024FAV Hörsaal 2 Audio Meeting 2
Wed13:30 - 16:0024.01.2024Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Final Submission
Wed17:00 - 18:0024.01.2024EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Project Showcase

Examination modalities

Projects will be developed within groups of 3 persons. Each group will be assessed according to their completion and quality of the tasks assigned from both areas (video and audio).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2023 00:00 09.10.2023 23:00 16.10.2023 00:00

Registration modalities

IMPORTANT: Participation of this course is not limited. However, only 50 groups (groups of 3 persons) will be selected to continue the course based on their Plot and Treatment submissions.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 521 Informatics Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 532 Media Informatics and Visual Computing Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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