VPA200 Creative External Production (8)

This interdisciplinary collaborative subject introduces students to techniques and issues specific to screen production in a location environment. Within this concept students will undertake projects, which involve single camera production from concept to final presentation through advanced instruction in the imaginative creation and practical production of creative works. Specific areas of practice include script analysis, working with actors, designers and television production teams, location production methodologies and discipline interaction.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA200. 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

Available to students in the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (with specialisations)

Not available to students who have successfully completed:

Assumed Knowledge

Students will be expected to have an appropriate degree of knowledge related to their specific specialisation within the area of process and production for the practical application of screen studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to manage and execute the discipline specific skills required for an external location production;
  • be able to demonstrate a competent understanding of the pre-production, production and when required post-production; processes;
  • be able to interact and effectively communicate with your peers as part of the collaborative process;
  • be able to analyse and interpret scripts using discipline specific skills learnt to date;
  • be fully conversant with location Work Place Health and Safety and Risk Assessment;
  • be able to develop and critically reflect on personal process;
  • be able to synthesise practical execution with imaginative expression; and
  • be able to creatively problem solve complex situations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Script analysis and interpretation for single camera production;
  • Short and long form location production;
  • Roles of the actor, designer and television operator on location;
  • Work Place Health and Safety and Risk Assessment;
  • Pre production, production and post production processes;
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary ensemble building; and
  • Specific and targeted skills development within each discipline.

Special Resources

Existing CSU Theatres, workshops and Televsion studios


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.