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This subject will focus on the theoretical and practical elements involved in the production of screen-based content through advanced research, professional insight and contemporary practice. Students will gain specialised theoretical and practical grounding in the screen-based content production life cycle including: the ‘pitch’; script and story development; funding and financing; pre-production, principal photography and post-production; and transmedia production and distribution. The Australian screen production sector will be situated within the context of a highly globalised industry. Other areas under investigation include the role of industry and policy stakeholders; support for emerging content creators; forms of marketing and promotion; new technology and workflows; and cross-platform production strategies.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- acquire knowledge of the practicalities of content production in relation to the stages of script writing and story development;
- gain a strong understanding of the role of key funding and financing institutions for screen-based content production, distribution and exhibition;
- learn about the function of key industry bodies and decision makers;
- be able to understand the historical, cultural and theoretical context of public support for domestic content production;
- Think creatively about the artistic process, develop advanced skills of communication and public speaking and demonstrate a comprehension and an advanced capacity for research; and
- be able to understand the varied and complex stages of development, production, distribution and exhibition of screen-based content.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- be able to demonstrate an advanced development of research skills;
- be able to define areas of inquiry and create relevant methods of research in the preparation of essays;
- be able to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through essay writing, tutorial discussion and presentations;
- be able to demonstrate highly developed skills in multimedia presentations;
- to be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay writing and seminar discussion; and
- be able to participate productively in team work through involvement in syndicate groups and group discussions.
Last updated: 11 February 2021