Course Title: Direct performers for screen productions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6151 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Title: Direct performers for screen productions

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Andrew Harrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 48350

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will cover skills and knowledge required to direct performers during the filming or recording of screen productions. You will participate in a series of classes and workshops aimed at familiarising you with key elements of working with actors and directors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions


1. Prepare for shoots

2. Facilitate performances

3. Wrap productions

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this competency, you will have developed and applied skills and knowledge required to direct performers during the filming or recording of screen productions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and will involve practical exercises, workshops knowledge assessment tasks and group projects.