THM110 Production and Portfolio (8)

This subject engages students in the practical aspects of staging live and mediated performances. It introduces the idea of career-long portfolio development and strategies to manage professional practice in creative and performing arts. Students develop their understanding of technical production roles, production planning and delivery and apply their knowledge in real and simulated environments.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THM110. 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 Course - Bachelor of Theatre Media 

Available to students in Course - Bachelor of Communication (Theatre Media)

Assumed Knowledge

This subject builds upon the knowledge gained in THM109. 

Subject Relationships

THM109 Paired Subject
THM108 This subject replaces the second half of the 16 point subject THM108.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to implement principles of theatre-making and mediated performance;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of production roles;
  • be able to undertake production roles in live and mediated performances;
  • be able to work collaboratively in theatre and production contexts; and
  • be able to develop and reflect on an individual portfolio of work.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of production roles
  • Play analysis and the conduct of dramaturgical research
  • Your role in a collaborative theatre production
  • Structuring and preparing presentations
  • Familiarity with lighting and sound rigs, and the processes of stage production
  • Safe handling and use of studio lighting and audio equipment
  • Planning for live theatre and special event productions
  • Budgeting, scheduling, and marketing strategies
  • How to develop and manage a professional portfolio

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THM110 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Seminar: presentation + improv facilitation
Special event portfolio and pitch
Sprung 2019 production role + portfolio

Special Resources

This subject requires access to the authentic learning spaces available through the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Bathurst campus. These include the Ponton Theatre and the production building 1454.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.