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

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Hetherington, John Francis, 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.
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Building quality production outcomes in undergraduate screen media group production courses: a case study

ERA Journal ID9873
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHetherington, John Francis (Author), Knie, Amy (Author) and Sutherland, Jesse (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Art Education
Journal Citation39 (2), pp. 321-335
Number of Pages15
Year2018
PublisherAustralian Art Education
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN1032-1942
Web Address (URL)https://www.arteducation.org.au/
Abstract


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.

Keywordscollaboration, groups, industry experience, media, screen media production, tertiary education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360505. Screen media
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c. Australian Institute of Art Education.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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