55.05.04 Producing

  • Producer of Film and Television
  • Line Producer
  • Producer of TV and Radio Programmes
Qualification: Producer

The producer is:

  • the creator – he comes up with
  • the organizer – he does
  • the entrepreneur – he sells

We offer practical training in a team of directors, cameramen, sound producers, actors, film and TV artists to the students who love watching movies, TV, cartoons and computer games.

Producing is for you if:

  • you are sociable;
  • you have a lot of ideas for movies, TV and the Internet;
  • you are not afraid to lead people.

The producer is the manager of the process of creating and implementing a film or TV programme. He conceives a project of a future film or programme, evaluates its artistic and commercial potential, develops a film production strategy and selects the director and other creative staff. The producer finances the film making process and ultimately owns it, receiving revenue from the sale.

A producer is a person who can manage money. He solves two problems: the search for funds and their effective use. He must be a good economist, organizer and, at the same time, possess certain creative skills. In modern film industry, this is the person on whom the success of the film depends.

A producer is the person who takes responsibility for all creative, financial and organizational processes during film or television production. It is impossible to do without a constant dialogue first with the author, then with the director, editor and distributor. A producer is the only participant in the filmmaking process who leads the picture from the very beginning to the end, from the appearance of ideas on paper to the release on the screen. There are some differences among types of producers.

The producer of film and television is, first of all, a conceptualist. He is looking for an interesting topic for a film or TV series, evaluates its relevance for viewers, is looking for finances for its implementation, organizes production, advertising campaign and sells the finished product. He organizes his own production company, makes a film and receives income from film distribution, sales films on video carriers or to be shown on television.

During the course, students receive the necessary knowledge of the basics of producing, producing documentaries and popular science films, producing fiction films, producing TV series, producing animated films and TV shows. The feature of the film and television producer is creative thinking.

Our students learn to make films by studying film dramaturgy, fiction and documentary genres, TV series formats, formats and genres of animated films and serials.

Line producer specializes in work related to the organization of the production of films and television films. He is looking for filming locations, organizes filming, and agrees with specialized organizations on editing, sounding, creating computer graphics. He also controls the financial flow of the budget of a film.

That is why, in addition to producing, our students – future linear producers – are studying conflict management and negotiation process in producing, financial modelling and film budgeting, project management strategy in the film and television industry, logistics in the film and television industry, risk management in filmmaking and intangible assets management.

A television and radio programmes producer specializes in creating the content for TV and radio. He is also fully prepared to lead the television and radio channels.

During the course, students will receive the necessary knowledge of the basics of producing, producing TV programmes, TV programme formats, producing TV serials and their formats, producing animated films and serials, radio production, TV market forecasting and television broadcasting grid programming, procurement and outsourcing of the TV content.

Creative meetings and master classes with Russian and world famous figures of cinematography and television are regularly held for students. These are actors R. Hauer (USA), D. Pevtsov and others; directors A. Sokurov, F. Bondarchuk, A. Kravchuk and others; producers A. Rodniansky, A. Tsekalo and others.

The Department of Film and Television Producing maintains close relationships with all cinema and television enterprises of St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia. Our students make internships at the following enterprises:

  • film studios: Lenfilm, St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, etc.,
  • production centres: Gamma Production, Triix Media, Russian Film Group Corporation, Star Media;
  • International film festival of short films, animated films and documentaries "Message to Man", etc.;
  • TV companies: "Channel 5", "St. Petersburg", "78", etc.

Our students attend all film exhibitions, film festivals and film weeks in St. Petersburg and other cities (Moscow International Film Festival, Kinotavr in Sochi, Berlin International Film Festival, etc.). Our University organises its own film festival "PiterKiT".

We signed agreements on student exchange and student mobility with universities from Kazakhstan, Finland, France, China, South Korea, etc. Our students – future producers – make their films together with students from these countries in Russia and abroad.

The list of positions held by the graduates is quite wide. They are producers of all specializations, administrative staff, editors, specialists in the field of project promotion.


Curriculum Disciplines for 55.05.04 Producing

Basic part: history; philosophy; basic professional foreign language; foreign language in the professional field; second foreign language; cultural studies; psychology; sociology; Russian language and culture of speech; jurisprudence; economic fundamentals; basics of the state cultural policy of the Russian Federation; history of religion; history of Russian literature; history of foreign literature; the history of modern foreign literature; the history of modern domestic literature; history of Russian and foreign art; history of audiovisual art; the history of domestic cinema; the history of foreign cinema; history of television (broadcasting); history of film and television production; mathematics and computer science; culture statistics; movie and television producer skills, line producer skills: basics of producer, production of documentary and science-popular films, producing of feature films, producing of television series, producing of animation projects; TV and radio producer skills: basics of producer, TV producer production, TV series producer, animation project producing; copyright law, legal relations and workflow in production; business planning of audio-visual projects; accounting and taxation in film and television production; marketing, public relations and advertising in production; personnel management; fundamentals of theory, practice and art of management; film directing; cameraman's skill; mastery of the film artist; sound film solution; film actor; theory and practice of editing; directing multimedia; dramaturgy; film screening; movie genres; TV series formats; formats and genres of animated films; planning and organization of production of audio-visual products; administration of the set; organization of special types of filming; organization of expeditionary surveys; post production; technique and technology of film and television; organization and management in the system of promotion of audio-visual products; music in the cinema; economics of the audiovisual sphere; foreign film business and co-production; work on a staging project; fundamentals of distribution and cinema activities; film festival activities; information technology in management; purchase and outsourcing television content; organization of the production of television programs of various genres; foreign TV business.

Variable part: introduction to the specialty; analysis of the modern film; organizational behaviour in production; producing radio programs; TV production; producing movies.

Electives: finance and management accounting in production, cost management in production; analysis and forecasting of film and television markets, analysis of the results of producer activity; computer graphics in movies and on television; producing customized content; TV market forecasting and programming of the television broadcasting grid, analysis of the results of producer activity.