Module code: MFC3029

Module Overview

This module allows students to build on the knowledge and skills gained at level one and two in developing an understanding of key practical aspects of audio visual media production and provides an opportunity to present ideas and analysis in the form of television studio based productions.

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

PRATT S Mrs (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: P311

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Understanding studio facilities
Lighting for the TV studio
Co-ordinating gallery and studio floor
Developing the studio script
Blocking out and rehearsals
Capturing performances in the studio environment
As live production and coordination 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) CONTRIBUTION TO GROUP PRODUCTION 30

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to produce a short ‘as live’ television programme in a studio environment

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Continuous assessment of weekly tasks that build towards the final group production
12-minute group-produced programme (end of semester)
1000 – 2000 word individual evaluation of the final recorded programme and the group production strategy (due end of semester)

Formative assessment and feedback

Verbal feedback on weekly skills sessions
Verbal feedback on programme plans and strategy

Module aims

  • Develop students' understanding of multi-camera and television studio production processes
  • Introduce students to a range of considerations associated with television studio based video production
  • Allow students to embody their theoretical and analytical understanding of media and communication in practice
  • Allow students to develop skills of responsibility and teamwork to a high level

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate a sound understanding of current television studio and lighting equipment and editing software
2 Demonstrate an awareness of a range of considerations associated with television studio based video production
3 Work within the tight discipline of team practice in an industrial setting with an understanding of the conventions of multi-camera production
4 Analyse communication through practical media production
5 Undertake highly complex technical projects from concept to realisation working effectively as a member of a production team

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to produce an ‘as live’ television programme
Develop students’ skills at teamwork
Help student develop and refine their skills in critiquing their own production work

The learning and teaching methods include:

Lectures and Tutorials
Practical exercises and formative coursework
Group Studio work

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


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 2 Optional 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.