ACF308 - Major Screen Project B - Production

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Martin Potter
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course A351



From 2025: Completion of four (4) level 2 ACF or ACA coded units

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 1-hour screening, 1 x 3-hour seminar (weeks 1 - 6) 1 x 3-hour seminar (weeks 7 - 11)

Students must attend and participate in project-based activities at the Burwood campus on the scheduled days during the trimester, commencing in week 1


2024 is the final offering of ACF308 as 2 credit points. From 2025, ACF308 will be revised from Major Screen Project B - Production 2 credit points to Screen Production Project 1 credit point.


This is the second of two capstone specialist production units for Film, Television and Animation. It is an opportunity for students to specialise in one of the production roles that most interest them such as producing/production management, directing, production design/art direction, animation, cinematography, sound design and editing/post-production, or television studio, independent video, experimental or documentary production.

Students are encouraged to practice those developed skills they aim to practice in the industry on completion of their Degree. Projects made in this unit will usually be limited to productions developed and selected during the last trimester in which the unit Major Screen Project A was offered. These projects are tightly scheduled through pre-production, production and post-production to completion. Pre-production will be completed in the first weeks of this unit.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Identify, develop and apply appropriate creative and technical production skill and knowledge by devising, organising, executing, evaluating and revising key components of a major screen project in a leading creative role

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Initiate and organise components of a major screen production in accordance with appropriate industry practices. Create an individual portfolio of production materials and documentation of creative and technical work in pre-production, production, post-production and delivery. Negotiate with individuals and agencies including professionals outside the university

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities



This work involves providing and responding to feedback productively judging how best to taking initiative to make collaborations work, acting on that judgement, give reason for it and seek to have it validated or corrected

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self Management

GLO7: Teamwork


Engaging ethically and productively in the professional context, recognising and reflecting on social, cultural and ethical issues as they arise in creative work and finding ways to creatively integrate cultural and gender diversity in the production of and representation in, film, television or animation

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship


Create a short film, television or animation production that realizes a script or animatic to communicate with an audience in accordance with that plan. Effectively integrate, as a team and as an individual team member all of the aspects of planning, organization and creative production determined by a chosen narrative structure and formal design and/or genre

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Production Role Folio (Parts 1 & 2) 2400 words or equivalent 60% Week 5 and prior to Week 12
Assessment 2 (Group) - Production Role: Completed Project 800 words
or equivalent
20% Week 11
Assessment 3 - Team Performance Evaluation (Parts 1 & 2) 800 words
or equivalent
20% Week 2 and prior to Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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