This unit introduces students to the organisational and management responsibilities of developing and presenting a small special live performance event. At the completion of the unit, students should be able to explain and critique the processes involved in creating and building a live event, the technological requirements for small, medium and large scale productions, and the logistical requirements.

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BHO2006 - Introduction to Tourism Hospitality and Events

The prerequisite does not apply to BBUS-BSPMUS Music Industry and BBNS-BMAMUS Music Industry students.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Creatively apply the principles of event management for small, medium, and large-scale events, elucidating the anticipation, identification and solving of problems and challenges;  
  2. Substantiate the capability to create and plan a special event by justifying key decision-making with reference to analysis and evaluation of relevant information;  
  3. Successfully manage a special event exemplifying negotiations within and between local and/or global communities and considered balancing of the individual and public good;  
  4. Analyse the necessary logistics, and related operational issues likely to influence the success of a special event; and  
  5. Evaluate a special event justifying the evaluation methods selected and substantiating the conclusions and/or recommendations drawn.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Assignment 25%
Project Event Plan 25%
Other Event Implementation Assessment 20%
Report Event Report 30%

Required reading

Establishing a small music, entertainment or arts business
O'Hara B., Beard M., & Simpson, S., (2009)
Rosebery, NSW

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