Advanced Producing

Subject FLTV70002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 0
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Southbank.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per fortnight (All year)
Total Time Commitment:

2 hours per fortnight, all year, plus private study





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Core Participation Requirements:

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VCA & MCM Faculty Research Office Faculty of the VCA & Music
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
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Subject Overview:

Students undertaking this subject will have reached an appropriate skill level to be highly self directed and motivated in their studies. Students will be asked to undertake the role of producer for at least one student production and to act in a leadership capacity throughout that production and post production. Masters students will work under the supervision of a nominated academic supervisor. As part of their industry research, students will also be required to undertake at least one industry placement at an appropriate level.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should have:
• Advanced their capacity for independent investigation and research in the field of producing
• Demonstrate capacity to produce a significant creative project
• Advanced their ability to contribute to the broad culture of society


Advanced Producing Project(s) (5-25mins finished production)(equivalent to 12000 words)(70%);

Strategic Marketing and Distribution Plan (2000 words) (15%);

Producer placement of approximately 70 hours - research journal (15%)

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • confidently communicate in oral and written form;

  • exhibit an ability for intellectual curiosity, and a developed understanding of the creative process and the skills to develop a creative project;

  • exhibit the skills to interpret, analyse, problem solve and negotiate;

  • demonstrate an advanced leadership capacity and the ability to act as a mentor to the development of others;

  • exhibit a sound understanding of issues related to intellectual property management and exploitation and the legal aspects of Producing;

  • demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach and ability to research and develop a well developed distribution and marketing plan.

Related Course(s): Master of Film and Television (Producing)

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