Understanding the Media
At South Oakleigh College we’re very proud of our Media and Communication Centre, which has been touted as the most advanced secondary media facility in the state. The centre has been purpose-built to accommodate our large Television Studio environment – including the Studio Floor (performance/presentation space), Control Room, Sound Booth, Photography Studio and Green Room.
These spaces are complimented by an upstairs space which overlooks the Studio Floor and includes seating for our studio audiences and six state-of-the-art Edit Suites.
The Media & Communication Centre is equipped with the latest professional equipment, including the same cameras, vision-switching, tele-prompting and sound equipment used by Channel Ten News and The Project. Channel Ten were so impressed with our studio that they donated one of their official news desks to SOC.
The soundproof studio boasts a floorspace larger than some professional studios, and the facilities and equipment at our disposal is rivalled only by those at RMIT and Deakin University.
The Media & Communication Centre is coordinated by Mr. Aidan Prewett, whose documentaries have screened at many film festivals and won awards around the world. Our students gain exposure to a variety of practicing industry professionals on a regular basis.
As Channel Nine News Anchor Peter Hitchener said: “It’s the best television and media facility I’ve ever seen in a secondary school.”