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TV Studio Facility at NMIT

08 Aug 2007

World-class technology for a new TV Studio places Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) at the cutting edge of broadcast education in Australia.

With a $2.1m grant sourced from Commonwealth funds through the Victorian Government Office of Training and Tertiary Education, NMIT's existing TV studio at its Collingwood campus received a major upgrade that can now deliver full High Definition quality in an industry standard environment. The system provides students with direct experience in computer-based workflows, similar to the latest studio facilities around the world.

NMIT boasts Australia's first educational installation of a hard drive based recording and playback system (an EVS) utilised at all major sporting events around the world from Grand Slam tennis, the FIFA World Cup to the Olympic Games in Athens.

The TV Studio includes High Definition cameras enabling students to acquire skills to the standard of HD studio broadcasting in the world.

'With the TV industry experiencing skill shortages in a number of key areas, NMIT students are best positioned to learn valuable skills that will lead to employment in the TV industry in Australia and throughout the world,' NMIT TV Studio Manager, Cameron Bailey said.

He added the system was designed 'on wheels', allowing it to move outside the campus to provide Outside Broadcast (OB) opportunities.

'We examined the industry and realised a substantial amount of work practices are in the OB area and our equipment closely resembles systems in use amongst large OB companies within the TV industry,' Cameron said.

State-of-the-art technology is also part of the editing and audio post production system in the studio with students able to benefit by directly experiencing the complete production cycle similar to TV newsrooms all around the world. Additionally, students can create edited content and use it in their own TV studio productions.

NMIT offers both the Certificate IV in Screen and the Advanced Diploma in Screen and the Institute is currently designing a new, specialist bachelor degree in TV and broadcast production.

Students acquire a diverse range of TV and video production skills from concept through to post-production editing.

Cameron said the new facility helped provide 'work ready' graduates to the TV industry in Australia who could fulfil many different employment roles.

 

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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or jamesgardener@nmit.vic.edu.au

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on seven campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.