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FTR3021 Major Film Production

Semester 2, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: Daryl Sparkes


Pre-requisite: FTR2001 or MMS2031 or MEA2002


Major Film Production draws on skills and methods used in previous FTR film production pathway courses to create a more ambitious narrative cinema project. Students are able to specialise in a role that demonstrates their skills and abilities to focus on specific areas of the production process.

This course provides an opportunity to expand on the content and form of a short production for the single camera productions style. It requires students to build on knowledge and skills acquired in either MMS2023 Documentary Production and/or MMS2031 Short Narrative Production.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge of advanced short films and documentaries production from Australia and the World;
  2. the capacity to explore the relationship between content and form and be able to successfully utilise them to create meaning within a media context;
  3. enhanced critical and advanced level production skills, including management, planning and teamwork skills, for the single camera production style.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Workshop and research 20.00
2. Production 70.00
3. Production management 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There is no set text for this course however, you are encouraged to explore and investigate other text and materials; however, students are required to purchase an External 7200 rpm Hard Drive with Firewire. This hardware will be necessary for use for the remainder of the program.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Oral Presentation (ind, grp, mltmd) 1 No 10 1,2
Assignments Oral Presentation (ind, grp, mltmd) 2 No 10 1,2
Assignments Practical Practical No 30 1,2,3
Assignments Creative Creative work No 50 1,2,3
Date printed 30 June 2022