Module code: FVP2007

Module Overview

This module allows students to build on the knowledge and skills, gained in previous modules, in developing an understanding of key practical aspects of audio visual media production for a television studio production and it provides an opportunity for the student to develop operational TV studio skills for a studio based production.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

PRATT S Mrs (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: P311

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Video fundamentals A (pre-requisite) Film Production (pre-requisite)

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Studio lighting
Studio sound mixing and sound effects
Studio cameras
Production talkback
Scriptwriting for TV
Studio layout and design
Recording formats
Vision mixing
VT editing for play-in
Vision engineering
Floor managing
Studio presenters, actors and others
Live studio broadcast

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills and theoretical understanding of live studio television programme making.  The assessment will also evaluate their operational skills and pre-production for the programme

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Coursework 1 –continuous assessment on programme development
Coursework 2 – Personal report on group project
Coursework 3 – group project including individual practical skills

Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout practical workshops.


Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module.

Module aims

  • Develop students understanding of multi-camera and television studio production process
  • Introduce students to a range of considerations associated with television studio based programme production
  • Improve technical and operational television studio skills
  • Allow students to develop skills of responsibility and teamwork to a high level

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate operational studio skills in the areas of lighting, sound, cameras vision, VT, vision mixing and graphics KCP
002 Perform a specific studio operational role including pre-production development and live studio operation to a high level of competency KCP
003 Evaluate a range of considerations associated with television studio based programme production KP
004 Work within the tight discipline of team practice in a broadcast setting with an understanding of gallery etiquette and production procedures KP
005 Undertake highly complex technical projects from concept to realisation working effectively as a member of a production team KCP
006 Group work T
007 Leadership skills PT
008 Time management T
009 Person management T
010 Problem solving T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 112

Lecture Hours: 8

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to develop studio craft skills and knowledge of the production equipment to produce a live television programme.  The students will learn professional production development for a television programme and apply it to their own production. All students will then specialise on the pre- production for one area of responsibility in for the television programme.   

The learning and teaching methods include:

One one-hour lecture per week (weeks 1 – 8)
2 hour workshops in the television studio from week 1-8
3 hour studio rehearsals and live broadcast from week 9-12

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for TV STUDIO PRACTICE :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.