The Creative Producer G (11891.1)
|Available teaching periods
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Arts And Communications
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop an industry standard project plan and proposal which identifies and aligns with a targeted market;
2. Evaluate and communicate advanced knowledge of investment and return in the development of a creative cinematic project, both through a commercial and independent viewpoint;
3. Create an investment budget and a production bible for a short film through integrating and synthesising complex technical understandings; and
4. Lead a creative team and work collaboratively in the development of a short film.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
In this unit students gain an understanding of the role of the creative producer as they take a project through pre-production development: they will develop projects from initial idea to script development to creative packaging to targeting markets to budget negotiations. The unit's emphasis is on developing a project whilst navigating the complex connections between creative roles, government incentives, business, budgets and markets. On completion of this unit students will have formed into Creative Producer teams. The teams will develop pre-production material, and the 'paperwork' that surrounds a film's market proposal, ready to begin production of their graduating film in the following unit. They will also be able to answer this question, "How many Producers does it take to change a light bulb?" The online unit will make use of synchronous and asynchronous forms of online teaching.
Incompatible units11144 The Creative Producer
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Ms Naomi Telushkin
|05 February 2024
|Ms Naomi Telushkin
Recommended texts/ media
Muchnik, Federico Arditti. The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature. CRC Press, 2016.
Todd Garner, The Producers Guide, Podcast One, 2020
McKEE, Robert, Story - Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting, Methuen, London, 1998
VOGLER, Christopher, The Writer's Journey - Mythic Structures for Storytellers and Screenwriters, Studio City, Michael Wiese Productions, 1992
ACTUAL SHOOTING SCRIPTS – various. As well as the scripts available through Canvas, there are bound copies of many scripts in the CLRC and library. Please READ some!
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To demonstrate that you have met all the learning outcomes and thereby pass the unit, you will need to achieve a pass for both assessment items. Less than 50 % in either assignment will result in a fail for the unit.
If a student fails due to a late submission they may apply for a supplementary assessment.
The supplementary submission will marked pass 50% or fail 0%
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
If left to the last moment the workload for this unit will be highly challenging to complete. Students are encouraged to keep pace with learning requirements from the beginning of the unit, or consult their unit convener if they are encountering difficulties.
Please note that this unit requires a great deal of self-directed study, however, failure to attend classes may have a negative impact on your grade due to you having missed important information and in-class discussions.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have IT skill commensurate with this level 3 unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums