COM126 Production Planning (8)

This subject introduces students to the conceptual, logistic, financial, and communicative aspects of managing production for a range of environments. Foundation planning processes from pre-production, production, to post-production are examined. Students have the opportunity to create a plan for a themed and media specific production that develops their collaborative, reflective, communication and planning skills. The aim of this subject is to develop the ability to effectively manage production processes, from concept development to production visualisation and documentation.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

Bachelor of Communication (with specialisation) courses
Bachelor of Media Communication


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to contribute as an effective collaborator in a production environment
  • be able to communicate production planning concepts
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the foundation principles of production processes and planning
  • demonstrate ability to schedule, organise and manage a production including roles and responsibilities
  • be able to reflect on the production planning process
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is production? - foundation principles of production planning
  • Planning a production - from the creative idea to realisation
  • Creating a master schedule
  • Collaboration processes
  • Audience research and engagement
  • Communicating production concepts
  • Proposal development
  • Production roles, responsibilities and requirements
  • Production documentation such as schedules, budgets, site plans, working drawings, equipment lists, partnerships and risk register
  • What works what doesn't - reflective processes for production planning
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.