Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Participants will deepen their understanding of group work and their role in their own professional field in film production process. Breakdown 2 will continue the same process that was started during the Breakdown 1 but in this workshop, they will expand their knowledge also about the breakdown process of long feature- or document film.

Students will gain experience of head of department s responsibilities, duties, management, leadership and their role in international co-productions. They will also get familiar with the importance of a breakdown and different pre-production stages.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 16.01.2023 - 20.01.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Rauno Ronkainen, Saara Saarela

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    During the workshop students will go through a real film production s script and prepare their own breakdown and presentation, production package, that will be displayed at the final day of the workshop.

    Visiting lecturers will show examples of different professionals approaches to the breakdowns and all stages of a breakdown will be analysed critically and also according to their effect on the content and possible quality of the produced film. In this workshop students will expand their knowledge also about international co-productions and co-financed productions, distribution and marketing.

    In addition to these, during this workshop both the lecturers and students are aiming to develop and find new possible pre-production and working methods and possibilities.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The analysis will be presented to everyone on the final day of the workshop.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    2 cr.

    Pre-assignment will be given in MyCoures when enrolling in Sisu has been closed.

    Contact teaching 10 h. Student’s independent- and group work 24 h. Common check-points and feedback sessions 10 h.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    10 Reduced Inequality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring III

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,

    Participating to the opening day of the workshop is mandatory. 

    Participating to the MA-pitch 1 is mandatory (during the same week 3)

    Maximum number of students 25, minimum 8.