The School of Arts and Sciences (Vic) media department, led by Bachelor of Media Communication Course Coordinator Dr Diane Charleson, has recently received a nationally competitive grant of $9400 from Community Broadcasting Foundation.
The grant will assist in producing a six part panel style TV series with Channel 31. Entitled ‘Lets Get Involved’, the series will feature social justice issues concerning youth.
“’Lets Get Involved’ aspires to be a new and vibrant program produced by young people for young people that will highlight important issues related to social justice that are of relevance for young people,” says Dr Charleson.
The series will be shot in the ACU TV studio and produced by students enrolled in the ‘Media Production for Social Justice’ unit. This unit introduces students to the production of media appropriate for the needs of community groups with an emphasis on promotion of social justice issues.
Each week an episode of ‘Lets Get Involved’ will feature an important topic such as youth homelessness, refugee youth, aboriginal youth, disabled youth, and ethnic minorities. It will be a studio based panel show with a host, and the panel will consist of representative young people involved with the featured issue of the program.
Dr Charleson says the program will concentrate on highlighting positive projects and initiatives that are operating in the Victorian community.
“Students will work collaboratively to produce the program series taking on all key roles from writing, research, production, technical roles, and editing with an emphasis on industry practice.”