Telecommunications | Production Management
T330 | 7786-7789 | Krahnke, S

Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to and
basic training in the management of projects that create media
projects such as television programs, games and websites. We will
expand previous knowledge of media production into the specific
areas of project timelines, budgeting, contracts, rights clearances,
and management in general. We will discuss the role of the manager
in the media production process, the structure and process of media
production, cost analysis, intellectual property, performance
contracts, etc. On occasion we will view television programs in
order to understand how they were created.

Course organization: Four parts, covering:
1) Project management.
2) Production timelines, specifically for the "long-form"
3) Television production budgeting and cash-flow management.
4) Intellectual property, rights clearances and production

By the end of this course you will be able to successfully and
consistently do the following:
1) Create and understand production timelines.
2) Create and understand production budgets and cashflows.
3) Assess the rights clearances required for the intended uses of
the project.
4) Develop strategies for managing production units.
5) Maintain proper production records.
6) Assess the needs for production and performance contracts.

A successful student in this course will gain an improved
understanding of the complexity, cost, commitment of time and
resources, and methods of production management (specifically for
the television documentary,) and for media production in general.
This course will be a good introduction for those interested in
pursuing further study in media production, but also in
entertainment law, contract law, business, theatre and music
production, computer software production, planning weddings and
parties, watching television, playing computer games and/or surfing
the web.

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at  If you
have questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.