Professional Practice

Subject FLTV90013 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours per semester

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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Leon Salom


Leon Salom

Subject Overview:

Through a series of guest lectures and projects students gain a deeper understanding of the industry they are about to enter into as well as how to promote themselves to gain employment in the area of their choice.

They will learn about the funding bodies and organisations that support the stage and screen industries and consider how they might utilise these through applying for funding and other forms of support. Students will also prepare a professional portfolio and develop interview skills for the purposes of self-promotion.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • Produce a portfolio of their design work for the purpose of gaining employment
  • Present themselves professionally manner in an interview
  • Apply for grants and other potential funding
  • Identify key bodies and organisations within the film and television industry

Project 1 due mid-semester, worth 30%, incorporating:
Written statement of design philosophy (500 words equivalent)
Grant or funding application (1000 words equivalent)

Project 2 Professional Portfolio, due end of semester
Preparation of professional portfolio of design work for the purpose of self-promotion (2500 words equivalent, worth 50%)
Oral presentation of professional portfolio of design work (15 mins, 1000 words equivalent, worth 20%)

Hurdle Requirement 80% attendance

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

On completion of the subject students should have developed

  • A deep understanding of the film and television industry
  • Highly effective skills at presenting themselves and their work
Related Course(s): Master of Design for Performance
Master of Production Design for Screen

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