Film and Television Research Project: Development

FTV30004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This Unit investigates and critically reviews methods and techniques that are used in the development, pre-production and production of film and television projects. It aims to further develop a sophisticated understanding of the pre-production process. The Unit will explore the key roles in development, pre-production and production of industry standard work. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on group projects focusing on an area of specialization within the film and television industries.

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Prepare a Production Bible and final pitch for a major project, applying appropriate industry standard formatting to documents, budgets, drafts and director’s statements;
2. Apply relevant knowledge and skills of an area of specialization in the development and pre-production of the major project;
3. Evaluate an aesthetic approach that takes into account individual specializations as related to film and video production;
4. Develop proposals and concepts for self-promotion for both professional engagement and the promotion of film based projects;
5. Access the impact of the production within a social and environmental context.

Courses with unit

BH-FTV2 Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)