Coursework

Master of Screen Producing

  • CRICOS code: 110761K

What will I study?

Overview

Course structure

The Master of Screen Producing is a two-year full-time (200 point) degree.

At the outset of your degree, you’ll focus on developing fundamental creative and business skills. You’ll study current and emerging developments in the screen industry and critically engage with the principles and methods of research as they apply to your own ideas and work by others.

As you progress into second semester, you’ll build on your knowledge by testing concepts and theories, as well as by putting that knowledge into practice through practice-based collaborations and project work. You’ll shape your own methodology and personal vision as an emerging producer.

In your second year, you’ll choose between two pathways:

  • An industry-based attachment to embed yourself in the industry within Australia or overseas
  • Undertaking an original piece of practice-led research that challenges you to innovate in your own screen producing practice.

You’ll also develop an individual or collaborative creative project. Whether you focus your project on developing a script, sourcing funding for a short film, building a business plan or creating a concept to attract production funding, you’ll be ready to take it to the market once you graduate.

Subject spotlight

Screenwriting and the Creative Process Show Business of Creative Producing
Learn the craft of screenwriting from the producer's perspective. From a historical overview of storytelling to an in-depth investigation of story conventions and script structure, you'll explore key concepts including themes, premise, plot and character.

You'll develop script literacy to help you work collaboratively with screenwriters and effectively perform the producer's unique role in script development. Practical exercises in this subject include analysing scripts and exploring the producer/writer relationship, giving you experience as an active participant and leader in the creative development process.
Investigate a concentrated overview of the producer's role in developing screen projects. Deepen your knowledge and skills in both the 'show' and 'business' aspects of the industry – including how to find harmony between creative and fiscal factors.

You'll explore the full project leadership process, from initial proposals through to creative development, financing, legal considerations, and production and distribution. You'll also examine the nuances of funding for different projects, such as the differences between commercial and government backing and between film and television projects. This subject includes guest industry presenters sharing insights about the contemporary needs of the profession.

Sample course plans will be available in November 2023