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FSP2002 Short Film

Units : 1
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
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: FSP2001
Enrolment is not permitted in FSP2002 if FTR2001 has been previously completed.


This is an intermediate course in the Bachelor Film and Screen Production program and relies on knowledge and technical skills acquired in previous FSP courses.
In this course students explore their identity as filmmakers through visual and aural storytelling processes by learning how to develop and produce a short film from script to screen. Beginning with a history of dramatic cinema students move into an exploration of the roles and responsibilities of a film crew and how to prepare a script for production.

Students are introduced to the history of the short film and its strong relevance to both the feature film and it position in the careers of many filmmakers. They will then learn specific short film production techniques in pre-production, production and post-production. Through both individual and teamwork students will be involved in the production of a short film, which will act as an instrument in improving their filmmaking and storytelling abilities.

Many of the skills and techniques learnt in previous foundation courses will be used to enable this.
This course will enhance student’s knowledge and skills so that they can then be utilised in other higher-level production courses.

This course aims to develop and enhance students' media production skills in the areas of pre-production, production and post-production as they conceptualise and produce a short narrative project of their own choosing in the medium of video as authentic assessment. Skills relating to scriptwriting, production management, location production, editing, sound recording, and reproduction and visual effects will be applied to different areas of the course. Projects may be delivered in a variety of pre-arranged formats. Emphasis will be placed on projects recorded on location although there are opportunities for studio-based production.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 23 May 2022