VPA116 Screen Producing (8)

This subject introduces the core business approaches and strategies to screen producing. It focuses on the role of a screen and media content producer as a creative collaborator who builds and oversees a screen media production. The subject also offers an overview of approaches to funding, distribution and marketing in divergent screen industries.  The subject explores skills and aesthetics of screen producing, production development, budgets, content distribution and licencing, nationally and globally.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed MPI112 The Business Of Multiplatform Producing.

Subject Relationships

MPI112 Not for student who have previously completed MPI112.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse pre-production, production and post-production processes of a screen media project;
  • be able to demonstrate skills in the production and distribution of screen media content;
  • be able to analyse and apply different contemporary practices undertaken by screen producers;
  • be able to construct an independent screen project with identified business strategies;
  • be able to engage current discourse on the business diversity of screen producing; and
  • be able to analyse and evaluate data and information relevant to screen project production.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Development of screen concepts towards a project proposal
  • Pre-production of a screen project
  • Content generation for multiplatform media
  • Production management related to screen and multiplatform producing
  • Task management in multiplatform production
  • Human resource planning: cast and crew management approaches
  • An Introduction to Post-production: requirements and industry practices
  • Entrepreneurial business strategies: crowd sourcing, and other financial sourcing
  • Budgeting and project oversight: strategies and contingencies
  • Distribution, licencing and marketing skills applied to screen content: nationally and globally


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.