Unit description

Examines the technical and creative processes of programming and production design used in event management. In particular it investigates effective management processes to evaluating options and make planning selections for diverse events in a variety of contexts. This is achieved by critical analysis and synthesis of academic research and innovative industry best practice applied to development of a program design proposal and operational plans for a hypothetical event.

Unit content

The unit is taught in two modules:

Programme Design Theme; Experiences and Impressions; Conceptualising; Feasibility Evaluation 

Production Design; Functions and Expectations; Talent, Content and Programming; Venue and Facilities Selection; Assessing Technology Requirements; Logistic Scheduling; Logistic Operations; Site, Venue, and Facilities Management; Programme and Stage Management; Audience Management.


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hour (Weekly x 10)
Event Program Brief35%
Event Production Plans35%
Exam: closed book30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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