The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


In this course, students will develop skills and knowledge necessary for effective management of creative works ranging in scope from small sole practitioner projects to large collaborative endeavours. The course will focus on principles of project management and budgeting. Students will investigate best-practice project management and budgeting tools and use case studies to understand how those involved in a range of creative practices manage for success. Students will work together to develop plans, budgets and metrics for sample projects/industries and gain an understanding of the ways that different sectors of the Creative Industries manage the creation and delivery of work.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. develop project plans and work breakdowns for creative projects

2. develop budgets for creative projects

3. develop meaningful metrics that measure success in creative projects

4. carry out risk analysis of projects in the Creative Industries

5. understand how planning, budgeting and reporting is conducted in the sector/s of the Creative Industries most relevant to their own practice/interest

6. demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively on projects

7. demonstrate written and oral communication skills at an intermediate level


  • Business planning and breaking down creative project tasks
  • Identifying timelines and deadlines
  • The principles and practice of budgeting creative work
  • Identifying risk in the Creative Industries
  • Establishing relevant metrics in the Creative Industries
  • Case studies illustrating how various sectors of the Creative Industries plan, manage and report to stakeholder business planning and breaking down creative project tasks

Assumed knowledge

CIND1000, CIND1001, CIND1002, CIND1003

Assessment items

Presentation: Presentation

Proposal / Plan: Proposal / Plan

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Report: Report

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term