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Independent Technical Project (DPSS30005)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeDPSS30005
Year Long
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will propose and undertake an individual project that enables them to further develop their technical and/or management skills on a significant piece of work. The project can be based in any area within the performing arts, film and television industries and should focus on the technical and/or management area that students have become specialised in. All projects require the approval of the subject coordinator and the availability of a suitable supervisor.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • articulate a well-considered proposal in a specialist technical and/or management area in live performance or film and television;
  • develop a detailed project in response to an individually negotiated brief;
  • generate industry standard documentation relevant to individual project;
  • articulate a rationale that demonstrates an understanding of a specialist technical and/or management area within live performance or film and television.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DPSS20001 Production Practice 3
Year Long
DPSS20006 Technical Studio 2
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Project Proposal. (equivalent to 400 words). Due Week 4, semester 1

  • 400 words
Week 410%

Concept Submission (Equivalent to 1,200 words) Due end of semester 1

  • 1200 words
End of semester30%

Project Presentation (Equivalent to 2,400 words) Oral Presentation (8 min) Project documentation as negotiated Written rationale (600 words) Due second half of semester 2

  • 2400 words
Second half of the teaching period60%
Hurdle requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of all consultations and tutorials to be eligible to pass this subject. During the teaching periodN/A

Dates & times

  • Year Long
    CoordinatorLisa Osborn
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours17 hours comprising of, ten 30 minute individual consultations, and 12 hours of seminars/presentations.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 May 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Year Long contact information

Time commitment details


Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 12 October 2019