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Become a Production Manager
Learn knowledge and skills to read and interpret the requirements of a script and how to create a production scheduling and budget in this part-time course, delivered over 12 weeks. You’ll gain a clear understanding of milestones in production planning and the necessary documentation that must be provided to investors and funding bodies.
Learn how drama projects are produced for Australian and international audiences and the financial models broadly used including television drama for broadcasters, feature film distribution and understanding the producer offset
Discuss the range of approaches and production requirements for a variety of genres, formats and styles of drama television in Australia, and how to identify the unique requirements of a production based on a script
Learn about the production manager’s role and responsibilities and how to apply learned knowledge to create a production plan, schedule and budget and then manage the budget using cost reporting.
Is the production management right for you?
This is a practice-based course for emerging production managers, including production co-ordinators. It also offers essential knowledge for emerging producers who want to expand their skillset in film and TV Drama. The course assumes that you have some production knowledge.
What you will need
- Half of this course is delivered online, so you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera, sound and good internet connection for the evening Zoom Video sessions.
- There is regular weekly online work to be completed between face-to-face sessions, we recommend allowing 8-10 hours per week minimum to do the coursework.
- This course includes three three-day-weekend classes on campus at AFTRS.
AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.
If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.
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