Faculty of Arts


Production Project

Please note: this is archived course information from 2020 for SCREEN 797.


This course involves the production of a substantial project in which the student specialises as producer, director or writer, completing either a documentary of less than 30 minutes, a short drama of approximately 10-15 minutes or a feature-length screenplay (90-120 pages). The project must be accompanied by a detailed report or journal that documents and analyses its progress.

Students are required to attend Advanced Production Techniques (APT) seminars conducted by technical specialists and academic staff. These seminars expose students to various aspects of working as writers, producers and directors in the industry. As lecturers discuss their own approaches to important aspects of production including specific skills needed to work in the industry, students may extrapolate from these approaches and ideas and apply them to their final project.

Please note that students' primary point of contact for their MA project is their supervisor. Depending on student commitments and opportunities available, we also place MA students in a series of prestigious internships either at the end of your year of study, or time permitting during your year.

Attendance at scheduled seminars is essential. These seminars function not only as a place to acquire useful information and advice about your projects and careers but also to foster peer networks and relationships for the future. The success of these seminars relies on your engagement with the speakers. We encourage you to stay in touch with each other and use this opportunity to create a cohort that is supportive of your ambitions beyond the course.

To complete this course students must enrol in SCREEN 797 A and B

Availability 2020

Semester 1 and 2 (full year)


Coordinator(s) Dr Shuchi Kothari


SCREEN 797: 120.0 points


Approval of Academic Head or nominee



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