About the studio

About the studio

In 2012, CDU was awarded a Structural Adjustment Fund (SAF) grant from the Commonwealth Government.  For CDU, the grant focussed broadly on improving and expanding flexible online education delivery.   One of the projects arising from the SAF grant, was the expansion of interactive learning resources production capability, including the establishment of a studio.

The University wished to develop the capacity to create high-quality interactive digital learning content for higher education and VET teaching units to assist deep learning through active student engagement with resources in synchronous and (primarily) asynchronous contexts.  The framework for developing such resources would draw upon expertise that reaches beyond traditional education design and provision, extending to computer gaming theory, interactive digital television, mobile technologies and other contemporary media. To that end, the University established the Innovative Media Production Studio (IMPS).

The studio includes a sophisticated green screen video room and a high tech sound room to enable the production of a range of media options. The fit out of the studio has also been designed to encourage creative thinking and has spaces for collaborative working.

Innovative Media Production Studio

The IMPS fit-out by MODE was awarded the 2014 NT Architecture Award.

Our vision

To lead the way in 21st century learning resources.

Our mission

To develop innovative, engaging and effective learning resources.

Key activities

  • Develop interactive digital resources
  • Game-based learning research, advice and exemplars
  • Trialling innovations in partnership with academics
  • Promoting a scholarly approach
  • Maintenance of CDU MOOCs
  • Consultations in relation to innovative online learning resources
  • Mobile and web app development
  • Special purpose video capture
  • Advice and support for video production
  • Management of key systems: CDU Mobile & ShareStream


  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for contribution to Student Learning 2014
  • IMPS were a key part of the team that developed the award winning Charles Darwin, Evolution and Tropical Australia MOOC (Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary Course Award 2014 and Directors Choice for Courses with Distinction 2014).
  • The Innovative Media Production Studio fitout won George Chaloupka Award for Interior Design at the 2014 NT Architecture Awards

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Contact us

Innovative Media Production Studio

  • Building 6, Level 1, Room 53
    Red Precinct, Casuarina Campus
  • imps@cdu.edu.au
  • Tel: 08 8946 6906 or 8946 7779