COMM 2015 Events Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101940

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Description This subject introduces understandings about events as forms of public relations typologies and promotional models. These include strategic public relations and management processes, researching the event promotion environment, infrastructure, organisational and event promotion processes and funding. Students will analyse behaviours of event publics, audiences and participants, matching event opportunities with publics, and conceptualising events as service experiences. Students will develop strategies for developing event partnerships, funding and sponsorship relationships. These include managing the development of the event setting/venue, programming and personnel affecting the on-site event experience, and developing appropriate merchandising strategies for events.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Communication And Media Studies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MKTG 1009

Equivalent Subjects COMM 3017 - Events Management

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of public relations theory and current public relations practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of events management terminology, definitions and models;
  2. Articulate the diversity and significance of the role of events within host organisations and communities and major publics;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and measure market demand and event experiences;
  4. Promote an event to the media via the appropriate public relations tactics;
  5. Implement planning processes for an event plan and management design;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of financial, resource and market sector aspects of events planning;
  7. Present an event plan and management proposal using effective teamwork skills.

Subject Content

- Defining events, event typologies and event promotional Models in The public relations context
- strategic public relations & management processes for events. identifying and developing events as public relations mediums & as resident and tourist directed experiences.
- research needs of events. Researching The event promotion environment, infrastructure, organisational and event promotion processes, funding
- Analysing The behaviour of event publics, audiences & participants. Matching event opportunities with publics.
- Conceptualising, developing and attracting events as service experiences.
- event partnerships and sponsorships: strategies for identifying, securing and managing sponsor relationships
- managing The development of The event setting/venue, programming & personnel affecting The on-site event experience
- Merchandising strategies for events.
- sources of revenue and event budgeting, pricing, ticketing systems. Operational Issues of significance to events promoters and managers


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 1,500 word (or equivalent) 30 N Individual
Short Answer 4 x 500 words, 2000 words in total 20 N Group
Presentation 10 minutes/250 word summary 20 N Both (Individual & Group)
Report 4,000 (1,000 words per person, based on teams of 4) 30 N Group

Prescribed Texts

  • Van Der Wagen, L. & White, L. (2018). Event management for tourism, cultural, business and sporting events (5th ed.). Sydney: Pearson Education Australia.

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)



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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Sydney City Campus - Term 1 (2024)

Sydney City


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