Course Title: Line and Production Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Line and Production Management

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet3 2021,
Viet3 2022,
Viet3 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr. Nick Cope

Course Coordinator Phone: +842836223460

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 2.5.49

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

You should have satisfactorily completed all of your Year one technical studios before you commence this course. Year one technical studios courses are:

COMM2824 Editing and Grading

COMM2826 Capturing Image

COMM2825 Sound: Design and Context


Required Concurrent Study 

You should undertake COMM2820 Screenplay Development at the same time as this course as it contains areas of knowledge and skills which are implemented together in practice. 

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. 

Course Description

In this course you will learn how to organise the practical and logistical requirements of digital film- and video-making through pre-production, production and post-production stages. This will include planning and managing all budgets and schedules, engaging relevant production staff and contractors, identifying and managing locations and facilities, managing health and safety issues and compliance, and ensuring efficient management of on- and off-set processes and procedures. You will also learn to support the role of the producer in achieving quality and continuity throughout the complete lifecycle of film production by applying effective planning, problem solving, decision making and communication principles.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In the course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

PLO4: Select and use contemporary tools, methods and approaches to envision, develop and produce digital film and video work 

PLO5: Communicate with a range of stakeholders to plan, organise, execute and evaluate team-based and self-managed digital film and video projects 

PLO6: Apply critical and creative thinking skills and use self-reflection to develop ethical and professional capabilities   

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to: 

CLO1: Describe production workflows to support pre-production, production and post-production functions across different film and video projects. 

CLO2: Interpret and apply production procedures, standards and documentation and reflect on outcomes. 

CLO3: Apply basic management principles to resourcing, planning, decision-making, problem-solving in the context of digital film and video productions.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage in studio-based work to acquire and apply line and production management techniques to support advanced screenwriting outcomes (see co-requisite). This will involve demonstrated use of relevant technologies and application of technique in guided exercises and tasks relevant to the co-requisite course.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to technical resources such as camera, lighting, sound recording equipment and editing tools, as well as studio-based learning spaces. You will be provided with diverse learning and teaching resources, including web-based resources, library collections, and online learning content. You will also be provided with a range of educational support services, including peer-led academic mentoring, tutorials, and internship and mobility support services. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Commercial production plan, 30%, Addresses CLO 1 & ,2. 

Assessment Task 2: Episodic production plan, 50%, Addresses CLO 2 & ,3.  

Assessment Task 3: Critical reflection and analysis, 20%, Addresses CLO 2. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.