Kajulu Communications is one of the internationally awarded on-campus student communications agency of Charles Sturt University. The word Kajulu is a Wiradjuri word which means 'to look ahead'. Since its inception Kajulu has become a model and a bench-mark for innovative teaching and learning strategies. However, whilst other institutions have attempted to emulate the concept, none have enjoyed the success or earned the accolades that we have.
Kajulu replicates a real advertising agency in every way, from systems, procedures and responsibilities, to student roles and outcomes from client briefs to the development and presentation of industry-standard integrated marketing communication campaigns. And, in more and more instances, campaigns that are actually going to market.
The Creative Hub is a state of the art facility that provides students with the opportunity to learn and create using industry standard technologies. A feature of The Creative Hub is a full-scale professional television studio space.
The studio provides students with "hands on" experience in television production. It features a variety of sets that can be reconfigured for many uses, including: news feeds and on-camera performances. Three cameras are installed in the studio to feed live images to the control room. This allows students to create programs using multiple angles. The resultant product can then be recorded onto video tape or streamed to the web.
Broadcast Journalism students work alongside professional journalists to produce the National Radio News (NRN) service, which is distributed daily by ComRadSat, to more than 80 radio stations, nation-wide.
Hands-on experience with NRN enables students to operate in the radio industry, gaining professional, practical knowledge. Students create and produce stories, segments and entire programs for broadcast. Students can also play an active role in the day to day operation of the station. In combination, these skills result in highly regarded graduates.
2MCE is CSU's own community radio station, and allows students to help produce local news and current affairs stories for broadcast.
Hands-on experience with 2MCE enables students to operate in the radio industry, gaining professional, practical knowledge. Students create and produce stories, segments and entire programs for broadcast. Students can also play an active role in the day to day operation of the station. In combination, these skills result in highly regarded graduates.
The Theatre/Media Studios & Workshops are the heart of the Theatre/Media experience.
These unique 2,200 square metre integrated production facilities housed in Building 1454 provide students with a dedicated space to work on all aspects of the rehearsal and production process under one roof.
There are two classrooms and two large studios, as well as large areas dedicated to production processes such as scenery construction and prop making workshops, costume making and scenery/technical equipment storage.
The Ponton Theatre is a heritage listed theatre located on the Bathurst campus. It features industry standard facilities, available for students and members of the Bathurst community.
The Ponton Theatre is regularly used for theatrical plays and musicals as well as public lectures. Seminars and public lectures held in the Ponton reflect a diverse range of subjects such as film, television and communication.
The University Theatre Ensemble (UTE) at CSU began in 1972 as a way to introduce drama studies and public performances to students enrolled in the then Bachelor of Arts: Acting for Stage and Screen and Bachelor of Arts: Theatre and Television. This came as a means to provide these opportunities in a structured and safe learning environment keeping in mind the ever-changing compliance requirements of the performance arts, public performance and education.
Since it began 47 years ago, over 290 productions have been staged both in licensed public performance spaces as well as other venues such as schools, parks, galleries, and restaurants.
UTE continues to be the stage production arm of the Acting and Design courses of the School of Communication and Creative Industries, CSU, through which students undertaking the Bachelor of Creative Industries gain their public performance experience.
We continue to mount a number of productions each year and with solid enrolments into these vibrant courses, UTE will continue to grow and develop in years to come. We are privileged to have the recently renovated 211 seat CSU Riverina Playhouse as our home theatre where the majority of our productions are performed.
Previous UTE directors include Colin Anderson, Ray Goodlass, Kim Hardwick and John Saunders to name a few. Writers in residence and commissioned playwrights include Dorothy Hewett, Finegan Kruckemeyer, Donna Abela plus many others.
The School of Communications and Creative Industries welcomes and invites diverse applications from students and staff past and present, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, and also from the wider arts community within the Riverina district and beyond. The exhibition proposals should have relevance either to this University or to the Wagga Wagga and Riverina district, and we welcome applications that identify regionality within a national context. Applicants should have a demonstrated connection either to the University (ie, previous PhD or MA graduates from SCCI, etc.) or whose work and focus amplifies regionality and high level art and image culture that would be an asset to the new gallery's profile, and to the University to meet its objectives both towards regional engagement and towards showcasing best practice in creative arts.