Business of Producing 1

Subject FLTV70037 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 22-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 80
Total Time Commitment:

180 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 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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Mr Gus Howard


Contact Centre

T: 13MELB (13 6352)


Subject Overview:

Business of Producing 1 develops as students undertake the role of producer on one major short film production, putting into practice the business items they have learnt to date and extending to budgeting and, scheduling. Students will develop the projects produced at VCA toward entry into major international short film festivals and create the publicity and promotional material for the little they produce.

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 40%
Class/Workshop/Lecture Participation 60%

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

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Producing

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