Honours (Screen Production)

Subject FLTV40001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Year Long, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Students are expected to commit to 1 hour per week in formal contact plus 29 hours of private study (a combination of on and off campus study)
Total Time Commitment: 1 hour contact per week plus 29 hours self directed research and private study.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

The Honours (Screen Production) builds on knowledge, experience and skills developed in the Bachelor of Film and Television. Each student is required to research, write, direct and edit a short major screen production. It is expected that all creative and production work is to be undertaken in a spirit of professionalism, carried out to a high standard of excellence and employing current industry practices. Students will also be required to crew on other VCA productions. Students must also undertake an industry placement and will be required to keep a placement diary and submit it with a placement report on completion of the placement.


On completion of this subject the student should be able to:

  • write, direct and edit an innovative, substantive short motion picture programme at a high professional standard;
  • demonstrate the capacity for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • participate e ffectively in a collaborative team on a film / video production.

Major Production (5 to 20 minutes) (to be assessed by two industry professionals and one academic staff member not the student supervisor) (70%); crewing on a minimum of 2 productions (20%); industry placement, report and diary (1000 words) (10%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate strong creative and technical skills in a specific area of production;
  • confidently plan and organise work and solve problems;
  • effectively communicate in oral and written form;
  • participate with assurance as a specialist member of a collaborative team while respecting individual differences;
  • apply specific knowledge to a complex practical project;
  • exhibit extensive knowledge of the film, television and allied industries.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Film and Television (Degree with Honours)

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