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 Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM126
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 16 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.