Unit description

Explores the technical and creative processes of production operations commonly used in convention, exhibition and event management in order to provide students with the ability to apply the technical processes of production operations: on-site management, hazard management, and staging. The unit investigates effective means of evaluating options and making the selections required to successfully manage a range of diverse events in a variety of contexts and apply complex production planning documents.

Unit content

Topic 1                  Event promotion and public relations

Topic 2                  Ticketing and sales

Topic 3                  On-site conference operations

Topic 4                  Exhibition and trade fair management

Topic 5                  On-site festival operations

Topic 6                  Crowd control and security

Topic 7                  Hazard and emergency management

Topic 8                  Stage management

Topic 9                  Artist, speaker and VIP management

Topic 10                Event termination

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

  • This text book is also prescribed for unit MNG00421: Allen, J, O'Toole, W, Harris, R & McDonnell, I, 2011, Festival and Special Event Management, 5th edn, John Wiley and Sons, Milton, Queensland. ISBN: 9781742164618.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weekly)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weekly)
Assessment
Create a Check List Matrix30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weekly)
Assessment
Create a Check List Matrix30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (12 weekly)
Assessment
Create a Check List Matrix30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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Fee information

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