Building quality production outcomes in undergraduate screen media group production courses: a case study

Hetherington, John Francis and Knie, Amy and Sutherland, Jesse (2018) Building quality production outcomes in undergraduate screen media group production courses: a case study. Australian Art Education, 39 (2). pp. 321-335. ISSN 1032-1942


Undergraduate university productions in screen media have consistently proved problematic in achieving quality production outcomes, particularly in group production courses. Historically most universities and film schools have long debated the question of what quality to expect from student productions and how to best assess their work at this level. This paper provides a case study account of the authors’ efforts to improve the standard of third year student productions in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) at the University of Southern Queensland. During the creation of two films Emerge (Hetherington, et al., 2016) and City Fragments Toowoomba (Hetherington, et al., 2016) the authors focused on production quality, the student experience of industry practice, and working collaboratively. These efforts were underpinned by the belief that time management needed to reflect industry practice, rather than academic constraints and an un-interrogated valuing of collaboration. As well as providing creative skill development, this research found that improving time management strategies and working collaboratively provides for a more realistic experiential learning atmosphere.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Australian Institute of Art Education.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 05:54
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 02:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration, groups, industry experience, media, screen media production, tertiary education
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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