Screen Design Projects A

Subject FLTV90014 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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

240 hours per semester

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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


Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

In this subject students apply and further develop the knowledge and skills needed in designing for screen. The projects will require students develop design concepts that meet a complex set of demands including fitting within budget and time constraints, consideration of OHS and minimalising environmental impact. Where possible, students will perform a role within an Art Department on a VCA short film project.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • Develop design solutions in response to complex design briefs
  • Document their designs to a high standard
  • Operate effectively as part of the Art Department team

Design project 1 (equivalent to 5000 words) Due mid-semester, worth 50%
Research (visual and contextual)
Written rationale of designs
Documentation of designs (including floor plans, scale models, concept sketches, etc.)

Design project 2 (equivalent to 5000 words) Due end of semester, worth 50%
Research (visual and contextual)
Written rationale of designs
Documentation of designs (including floor plans, scale models, concept sketches, etc.)

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

  • Knowledge of sustainability and the environmental impact of making screen-based media
  • An understanding of health and safety considerations when designing for screen
  • The ability to utilise graphics and CAD software for the communication of designs
Related Course(s): Master of Production Design for Screen

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