COM126 Production Planning (8)

This subject introduces students to the conceptual, logistic, financial, and communicative aspects of managing production for a range of environments. It will develop the student's ability to effectively manage production processes, from concept development to production visualisation and documentation. Students have the opportunity to create a plan for a themed and media specific production that develops their collaborative, reflective, communication and planning skills.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM126. 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

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;
  • be able to demonstrate ability to schedule, organise and manage a production including roles and responsibilities; and
  • be able to reflect on the production planning process.


This 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 and what doesn't - reflective processes for production planning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of COM126 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Production proposal

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.