Live Performance Management

Unit code: BHO3406 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
BHO2006 - Introduction to Tourism Hospitality and Events
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit introduces students to the organisational and management responsibilities of developing and presenting a 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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Creatively apply the principles of event management for live performance events;
  2. Conceptualise and plan a live performance event by justifying key decision-making with reference to analysis and evaluation of relevant principles and theories;
  3. Collaborate on the delivery of a live performance event by identifying, securing and negotiating with various stakeholders;
  4. Analyse and risk manage operational issues likely to influence the success of a live performance event; and
  5. Critically evaluate a live performance event using industry and analytical methods to draw conclusions and/or recommendations.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Part 1: Event Concept Presentation
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Part 2: Developed Event Plan (1500 words or equivalent)
Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 30%
Event implementation
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 30%
Event Report (2500 words or equivalent)

Required reading

A selection of readings and resources will be available on VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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