BMP 2903 Managing Film, TV and Stage Production

BMP 2903 Managing Film, TV and Stage Production

Course code: 
BMP 2903
Department: 
Communication and Culture
Credits: 
30
Course coordinator: 
Terje Gaustad
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Executive - Bachelor of Management
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
Associate course
Course codes for multi- or associated courses.
BMP 2904
BMP 2905
Introduction

The increasing professionalization of the entertainment and cultural industries has created a stronger demand for production managers who do not only understand the technical and artistic processes, but who can also carry these out within a framework of economic and management understanding and knowledge.

This program provides participants with a tailored theoretic fundament in economics, project management and communication, and the theory is applied to a industry-specific context of production management in film, TV and stage productions.

Throughout the program participants work with cases from film, TV and stage productions. Through this work the participants are faced with challenges commonly experienced by production managers so that the theory is directly applied to the specific context of film, TV and stage production.

The program is carried out in collaboration with The Norwegian Film and TV Producers' Association, the Norwegian Association for Performing Arts and The Private Theatre Producers' Association.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

To develop the participants' knowledge to include:

  • to be familiar with key relevant principals for organization and management of projects;
  • to be familiar with key relevant principals for costing, budgeting and cost reporting for projects;
  • to understand the special circumstances for value creation found in creative industries;
  • to be familiar with key relevant principals for negotiations and managing conflicts;
  • to be familiar with key standard agreements employed in film, TV and stage productions.

 

Learning outcomes - Skills

To develop the participants' skills so that they can manage film, TV and stage productions, including:

  • the ability to manage a production in a manner that service both creative and economic value;
  • the ability to manage unpredictable events in a way that leaves the production as little harmed as possible;
  • the ability to cost and budget-adjust a production and use this as a management tool;
  • the ability to manage negotiations, contracting and conflict settlement towards creative and administrative staff as well as suppliers;
     
Learning Outcome - Reflection

Finally, through the use of case studies the participants should be trained in evaluating ethical dilemmas commonly found in the creative production processes.

Course content

About half of each module will cover topics in project and resource management. In addition, each module will cover in depth:

1st course module – Production Management for Film, TV and Stage

  • The role of the production manager within film, TV, commercials, theater, opera, concerts and events
  • Value creation in creative projects
  • Interdependence between creative and economic considerations

2nd course module – Organization and Management of Creative Projects

  • What is special about the production manager? What do I manage and how?
  • Which methods and techniques can I utilize as production manager?

3rd course module – Negotiations and Conflict Management

  • Effective interorganizational communication
  • Negotiation techniques

4th course module – Risk and Crisis Management

  • Risk analysis
  • Risk management
  • Crisis management

5th course module – Deals, Contracts and Financing

  • Industry agreements and standard agreements
  • Practical contract application in productions
  • Project financing
Learning process and requirements to students

The programme is conducted through five course modules, a total of 150 lecturing hours continuing during two semesters. The students for this course is assigned for lectures to each semester; the first semester is named BMP 2904 and the second BMP 2905.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

No particular prerequisites are required to take part in the Bachelor Program, but participants should have a basic understanding of film, TV or stage production.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BMP 29031
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40Yes5 Hour(s)
  • Simple calculator
Individual The students are evaluated through a term paper, counting for 60% av the main grade and an individual written exam, counting for 40 % of the main grade. Both evaluations must be passed to obtain a certificate for the program. The term paper is written in groups of minimum two and maximum four persons.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BMP 29032
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No2 Semester(s)Group/Individual (2 - 4)
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Simple calculator
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Comment:The students are evaluated through a term paper, counting for 60% av the main grade and an individual written exam, counting for 40 % of the main grade. Both evaluations must be passed to obtain a certificate for the program. The term paper is written in groups of minimum two and maximum four persons.
Exam code:BMP 29031
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (2-4)
Support materials:
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:
Exam code:BMP 29032
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching152Hour(s)
Online teaching8Hour(s)
Examination140Hour(s)
Examination5Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching200Hour(s)
Self study200Hour(s)
Submission(s)95Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:152 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Online teaching
Duration:8 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:140 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:200 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:200 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Submission(s)
Duration:95 Hour(s)
Comment:
Sum workload: 
800

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 30 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 800 hours.