Unit aim

Enables students to apply event project planning and management techniques to conventions and events. In particular, students will be introduced to various aspects of the event management processes including: undertaking feasibility studies, programming, logistics scheduling and resource allocation, work breakdown structures and Gantt charting, cost estimation techniques, and budgeting.

Unit content

Topic 1    Production Design Process
Topic 2    Design Brief - Program
Topic 3    Design Brief - Program Concept Feasibility
Topic 4    Design Brief - Site & Facilities
Topic 5    Design Brief - Performers
Topic 6    Production Brief - Staff & Sub-contractors
Topic 7    Production Brief - Volunteers
Topic 8    Production Brief - Budgeting
Topic 9    Production Brief - Resource Assessment & Procurement
Topic 10  Production Plan - Logistics & Scheduling
Topic 11  Production Plan - Amalgamated Production Plans
Topic 12  Post Event Evaluation of Planning & Operations

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

  • J.Allen, W.O'Toole, R.Harris, & I.McDonnell , 2011, Festival & Special Event Management, 5th, Wiley, Milton Qld. ISBN: 9781742164618.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly for 12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hour (Weekly for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Create a Design Brief for a hypothetical event 30%
Create a set of production plans consisting of schedules, lists, budget and running sheets based on the Brief presented in Assignment one50%
Project proposal20%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Create a Design Brief for a hypothetical event 30%
Create a set of production plans consisting of schedules, lists, budget and running sheets based on the Brief presented in Assignment one50%
Project proposal20%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (Weekly for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Create a Design Brief for a hypothetical event 30%
Create a set of production plans consisting of schedules, lists, budget and running sheets based on the Brief presented in Assignment one50%
Project proposal20%
Notice

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