THM308 Production Workshop (16)

This project-based subject is designed to critically engage students in the processes of theatre production. This subject consolidates and extends the skills that they have gained through previous study and practice - especially those skills which are required to sustain graduates as innovative and knowledgeable practitioners within professional arts/media contexts.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

BA (Communication - Theatre Media)

Bachelor of Communication (Theatre/Media)

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to undertake one or more production roles in a full scale theatrical production;
  • be able to articulate a sophisticated, theory sensitive understanding of production practices associated with the production phases of artistic direction and project management for main stage, non-standard venues, and the theatricalisation of diverse social and cultural performance events; and
  • be able to design a project and plan for the production management of that project by preparing a written concept proposal that defines a communication strategy, production role descriptions, schedules for managing the project, set model, budget and media kit.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Live and/or mediated production procedures relevant to the roles and responsibilities of production managers, associate directors, designers, stage/site managers, performers, dramaturgical researchers
  • Creation of production documentation for the management of live and/or mediated performative events
  • Developing a case study report that employs theory-sensitive concepts to analyse a full-scale theatrical event, its production process and its performative outcomes
  • Research strategies for successfully developing and pitching a project proposal

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THM308 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 %
Live event planning
Production planning casebook: major work in cci300
Mainstage production

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.