© 2018

Screen Production Research

Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry

  • Craig Batty
  • Susan Kerrigan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Craig Batty, Susan Kerrigan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Marsha Berry
    Pages 103-120
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 249-253

About this book


Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like—and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape. Drawing on the work of international experts as well as case studies from a range of forms and genres—including screenwriting, fiction filmmaking, documentary production and mobile media practice—the book is an essential guide for those interested in the rich relationship between theory and practice. It provides theories, models, tools and best practice examples that students and researchers can follow and expand upon in their own screen production projects.


filmmaking research methods screenwriting media production media practice practice-based research practice-led research

Editors and affiliations

  • Craig Batty
    • 1
  • Susan Kerrigan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Media and CommunicationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Creative IndustriesUniversity of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

About the editors

Craig Batty is Dean of Research at University of South Australia, Australia. He is author, co-author and editor of numerous books, including Media Writing: A Practical Introduction (2nd ed., 2016), Screenwriters and Screenwriting: Putting Practice into Context (2014), The Creative Screenwriter: Exercises to Expand Your Craft (2012) and Movies That Move Us: Screenwriting and the Power of the Protagonist’s Journey (2011).

Susan Kerrigan is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia, who specialises in creative practice research methodologies. She is a co-investigator on the Filmmaking Research Network grant, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, and has held Australian Research Council Grants investigating the creative industries. Susan has produced and directed Australian television programs, including Play School.

Bibliographic information


“The collection of essays is comprehensive and, maybe even more importantly, it provides a starting point from which creative and academic discourse can take place. … encourages students and scholars to be open-minded about the possibilities of screen production research.” (Ashley R. Spillane, Film Matters, Vol. 09 (3), 2018)