|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Production Management|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||100701 - Audio Visual Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Daryl Sparkes
Students undertaking this course will require a personal computer and personal storage space (e.g. portable external hard drive, cloud storage). Software required will be Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel Spreadsheet, or non-Microsoft equivalent.
All students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Production Management is an integral part of the production of any audio-visual program. This course introduces students to the many facets of the “production office” and the pivotal roles of a Producer and Production Manager in the creation of film and television project. Students engage in the theoretical underpinning of the production management processes and how they relate to the other production departments. Students also engage with and apply each element of production management, which are essential to the overall degree program.
FSP1005 Production Management is a foundation course in the Film programme designed to transition beginning filmmakers into a skillset that is fundamental to all media productions. The skills learnt in this course will be utilised in the creation of productions in other FSP courses.
This course will explore the management skills needed for the four areas of production management: pre-production, production, post-production and distribution stages of a media production. Students will engage with and apply industry standards to the most efficient and economical way to organise their productions, while focusing on the `Macro' of media business management and the `micro' of making day-to-day production decisions to ensure that projects proceed smoothly. All aspects of pre-production will be examined including identifying and generating story idea, proposal development, project pitching, production budget, scheduling, legal, insurance, the break-down of scripts into shot lists and storyboards and time management. Through case studies, students will journey through the production process, the post-production phase and finally the distribution of the production. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on industry practice in film making that reflect industry aligned skills and current knowledge.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Research and apply theoretical and practical principles of production management
- Construct a "pitch" session that allows exploration of story, plot, character and dialogue
- Act in the role of the Producer and Production Manager and apply the processes of the production office in a production
- Apply basic financial management principles as they apply to the media industry
- Apply legal issues and contracts for media projects
- Create a script breakdown and storyboard
- Identify and resolve potential problems that arise as part of the production process
|2.||Basic Financial Management||10.00|
|5.||Legal Issues and Contracts||10.00|
Text and Materials
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=FSP1005)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student Workload Expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|PITCH||100||30||20 Aug 2021|
|PRE-PRODUCTION PROJECT||100||40||17 Oct 2021|
|ONLINE QUIZ||100||30||24 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item. Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Evaluation and Benchmarking
In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. forms part of the Bachelor Film and Screen Production (BFSP) program and is benchmarked against the:
a. internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include:
(i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs
(ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and
(iii) regular and rigorous review.
b. comparative activities and performance of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media), Queensland University of Technology.