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FITV11-102: Designing Cinema: Architecture and Production Design in Film


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This creative and practical hands-on, workshop-based subject delves deep into the fascinating and imaginative world of Production Design and the critical role it plays in bringing alive films and other screen media. Students will critically analyse and evaluate the aesthetic and experiential qualities of visual environments created according to the needs and genre of the narrative. Students will develop creative design skills in analogue and digital 2D and 3D visualisation, including storyboarding, perspective drawing, model making and physical set design. As well as, exploring creative design production concepts through to realisation. Study of script analysis and visual interpretation, authenticity of atmosphere and design research, including, historical and locational accuracy will underpin the production design process. Students will also develop skills in leadership, production design management and interdisciplinary collaboration between Architecture and Film and Television.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Critically analyse and evaluate production design precedents across a wide range of genre. 2. Identify and describe the role and responsibilities of the production designer in professional film and screen-based productions. 3. Define the roles and responsibilities of a multi-disciplinarily production design team and how that team works together. 4. Define and describe how the project management and business aspects of production design operate. 5. Creatively develop, and professionally present, a range of production design ideas addressing a brief.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022