Course Title: Screen Production Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Screen Production Project

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Leo Berkeley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3014

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 6.6.14

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is an elective for students within the School of Media and Communication and has no prerequisites. It is assumed that students participating in this course are studying in a professional area that can be applied to the field of screen production. Students outside the School can enrol following discussions with the course coordinator, to ensure they have appropriate capabilities for the course. The course has both an undergraduate and postgraduate offering. Student activities in these two offerings will be the same but assessment requirements will be different.

Course Description

Screen Production Project is an elective for students interested in film & television production.  In this course, you will work on negotiated projects with students from a range of programs, in roles and at levels appropriate to your experience.  For example, these projects could involve the production of a television series to be screened on C31 Melbourne, or a video made for an external community organization. Projects will model professional industry practice, provide you with an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary production team and enhance your employability in the film & television industry.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop capabilities in both professional practice and collaboration for students studying screen production.

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Collaborate effectively on a screen production project and negotiate the diverse creative, organizational and technical roles involved.
  • Apply skills and knowledge relevant to a specialised role in a screen production project.
  • Apply principles of professional practice to the screen production process.
  • Reflect upon and relate your own experiences to the broader creative, professional and cultural contexts in which screen production operates.

Overview of Learning Activities

Key concepts relating to professional practice in screen production will be introduced and illustrated in lectures.  This time will also be used to present project options to students.  Weekly tutorial classes will be used for project work, group discussions and feedback sessions from fellow students, staff and industry mentors.  Skills modules will be offered as required and in response to the needs of specific projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Your project work will make use of the wide range of screen production equipment and facilities available for students in the School of Media and Communication.  However, the use of this equipment is subject to approval, booking and responsible handling.

Set readings will be made available online or via the library, as applicable.

Effective participation in this course will involve you accessing industry resources, including online information resources and audio-visual materials that are available through the library.  The broader resources of the library and the AFI Research Collection will also be valuable.

You will be expected to regularly access your student email.

The full course guide, assignment details and other necessary information will be available on the online Learning Hub.

Overview of Assessment

This course is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students so your assessment will be based on your academic level.  However, in all cases, assessment tasks will involve evaluating your ability to collaborate effectively on a screen production project (which may involve self and peer assessment), your performance in the production roles you have undertaken and your ability to critically reflect on your experiences and relate them to broader contexts and professional industry standards.  Assessable material will include the actual screen production work, as well as material such as scripts, shooting schedules, lighting plans, rough and fine cut edits.