Film Craft

Subject FLTV70035 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 50
Total Time Commitment:

150 Hours

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:


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Through lectures, guest speakers, workshops and exercises, students will begin to understand the mechanics of screen production. Students participate in production exercises to gain first hand ‘on set’ practice. Students develop knowledge about safety, release forms, music rights, etc, which relate directly to the production/s they will produce in Semester 2.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject will enable students to:
• extend their creative abilities and business skills;
• develop sound knowledge in the technical, production management and first assistant directing aspects of film production;
• develop an understanding of the business of producing behind the film, television and allied industries.


Written Exercise (equal to 1500 words) on a topic to be advised. 40%

Class/Workshop/Lecture Participation
Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, the ability to discuss and give/receive feedback and teamwork skills. Attendance is compulsory. 60%

Students must submit all assessment items in order to be eligible for a pass in this subject. Students must attend 80% of workshops, classes and lectures in order to be eligible for assessment.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• confidently communicate in oral and written form for a wide variety of audience;
• exhibit a capacity to design, conduct and present research outcomes;
• exhibit the skills to interpret, analyze, problem solve and negotiate.

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